sweethearting

I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.
—  Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
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“Not everyone finds it. True, not everyone wants it. But if you find it, or if it finds you, the whole world changes, and you realize that the true purpose of your being was simply to have been in that person’s life, and them in yours.”

Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart, Chapter 16

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I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.
—  Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami