Sick Day

Yuck! When I woke up this morning, (you were on my mind, is always how I complete that phrase in my head, and sometimes aloud), alas, I felt rather sick. Stuffed up ears and a dizzy brain. Not nice, but perhaps well timed. Life has been busy, and a little stressful lately, and a morning spent in bed with my favorite book (and computer) might be just what I need.

Speaking of favorite book, would you like to know what it is? That’s a trick question, as I have multiple favorites. But the one I’m engrossed in right now is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, by Haruki Murakami. I have read this book multiple times, and I usually just keep it at my bedside and come to it when I am between books. It’s a deep, dark, confusing, dreamlike tale, and each time I read it, I find something new to appreciate, some truth that resonates with me. An eerie tale of supernatural happenings right under the surface of reality, this time, the idea of fighting through whatever reality we are given to find some clarity is what seems to capture my imagination. There’s this theme of blocked energy, blocked flow, whether it is water or natural progression of reality, and how the characters have to dip into this undercurrent and correct the flow to continue their lives. There’s lots about loneliness, lots about absurdity, lots about human connections.

Here’s an inspiring article by Haruki Murakami. A friend showed this to us the other day -really amazing. Haruki Murakami is one smart guy,