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    The New Yorker | Haruki Murakami | 1/21/19 | 27 min
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    • bill
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      1 week ago

      Wonderful little short story. I need more time to think about “the boring and the worthless,” because I’m not sure if I agree that such a concept exists. Then again, I surely believe in “the cream of life,” so I guess that must mean that there’s plenty of non-cream too. (But boring and worthless? Those are strongly negative terms!)

      There’s nothing worth getting in this world that you can get easily.

      Truth. I love how Murakami repeats himself if something is important. Even if it’s obvious. That’s the point, perhaps. We need to spend more time looking at and thinking about super-obvious stuff. Otherwise we forget.

    • deephdave
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      1 week ago

      Your brain is made to think about difficult things. To help you get to a point where you understand something that you didn’t understand at first. And that becomes the cream of your life. The rest is boring and worthless.

      • bill
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        1 week ago

        🆙

        When we truly love somebody, or feel deep compassion, or have an idealistic sense of how the world should be, or when we discover faith (or something close to faith)—that’s when we understand the circle as a given and accept it in our hearts.