Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Indispensable Relationship


"...At that point, I felt that the indispensable relationship I should build in my life was not with a specific person but with an unspecified number of readers. ... I don't see my readers' faces, so in a sense my relationship with them is a conceptual one, but I've consistently considered it the most important thing in my life."

--Haruki Murakami, “The Running Novelist,” The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008, p. 72

(Excerpted from his book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.)

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2 comments:

Rudyinparis said...

Hey! You broke your hiatus and didn't tell me! And here I've been, fidgeting about, with nothing fun to read at work (or so I thought...)

fresca said...

Sorry!
I kept thinking "just this one."
I can't keep away from blogging...