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June 30, 2010

“People have to think seriously about what it means for them to be alive here and now because they know they’re going to die sometime. Right? Who would think about what it means to be alive if they were just going to go on living forever? Why would they have to bother? Or even if they should bother, they’d probably just figure, ‘Oh well, I’ve got plenty of time for that. I’ll think about it later’….”

“So we need death to make us evolve. That’s what I think. Death is this huge, bright thing, and the bigger and brighter it is, the more we have to drive ourselves crazy thinking about things.”

~ From The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami

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