Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pointless Acts

"Even if, seen from the outside, or from some higher vantage point, this sort of life looks pointless or futile, or even extremely inefficient, it doesn't bother me.  Maybe it's some pointless act like, as I've said before, pouring water into an old pan that has a hole in the bottom, but at least the effort you put into it remains.  Whether it's good for anything or not, cool or totally uncool, in the final analysis what's most important is what you can't see but can feel in your heart.  To be able to grasp something of value, sometimes you have to perform seemingly inefficient acts."
                        Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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