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And yet I still felt I had something to lose

January 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Did my existence offer anything against its own extinction?… I didn’t want to leave this scene. I didn’t care which world was coming next. I don’t know why I felt this, but how could I just walk out on life? It didn’t seem like the responsible thing to do.

Even if no one would miss me, even if I left no blank space in anyone’s life, even if no one noticed, I couldn’t leave willingly. Loss was not a skill, not a measure of a life. And yet I still felt I had something to lose.

– Murakami, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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