300 short stories:: story 182

story: “Men Without Women”

author: Haruki Murakami

year: 2017

where: golden chaise

note: I haven’t picked up this collection since summer 2017.

a line: “I already know what it is to be the second-loneliest man on earth. But I still don’t know what it is to be the loneliest. A deep gulf separates the second and the first loneliest on earth.”

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300 short stories:: story 180

story: “Cream”

author: Haruki Murakami

year: 2019

where: in the bedroom

note: There wasn’t a cat.

a line: “In my life, whenever an inexplicable, illogical, disturbing event takes place (I’m not saying that it happens often, but it has a few times), I always come back to that circle—the circle with many centers but no circumference.”