Monday, November 11, 2013

An Invisible Boundary

Monday, November 11, 2013

This made me think of the many invites I ignored, the excuses I came up with to not be with people, the wall I’ve built inside myself behind which others can't touch me, the distance I kept even from my friends. I could have written these words myself:

The upshot of all this is that when I was young I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music. As you might guess, I led a lonely life. ~ Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart, 1999


Loree said...

Sometimes you just have to distance yourself. It keeps you sane.

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