Tag Archives: Murakami

The Suffering of Perseus and Medusa

“I wasn’t hurt enough when I should have been, Kino admitted to himself. When I should have felt real pain, I stifled it. I didn’t want to take it on, so I avoided facing up to it. Which is why … Continue reading

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Shadow Before Equinox

 1. “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just … Continue reading

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Like a Night Bird

Utagawa Hiroshige, “Small Horned Owl on a Maple Branch under Full Moon” “The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.” Hatuki Murakami, “Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His … Continue reading

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The Shadow Archetype

Mikhail Vrubel, The Demon Where there is light, there must be shadow, and where there is shadow there must be light. There is no shadow without light and no light without shadow. Karl Jung said this about ‘the Shadow’ in … Continue reading

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Birds on My Mind

I have been thinking recently of exploring bird symbolism, as birds seem to capture my attention wherever I go. The Sun is still in the air sign (Gemini), which means that airborne creatures deserve some focus. I have had some … Continue reading

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