the lost of a loved one-murakami

posted on 24 Apr 2011 19:35 by nuansmag in inthedaysbrackets
I had learned one thing from Kizuki’s death, and I believed that I had made it a part of myself in the form of a philosophy: “Death exists, not as the opposite but as a part of life.”
no truth can cure the sadness we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness, can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see that sadness through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sadness that comes to us without warning.
[Haruki Murakami, ‘Norwegian Wood’]