Monday, April 4, 2016

Through The Storm

When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about. - Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a contemporary Japanese writer whose works have been on the best seller list in Japan. Born in 1949 in Kyoto Japan, he writes both fiction and non-fiction and is often criticized as un-Japanese and influenced by Western writers.

What kind of storms is he talking about? No, not storms like hurricanes, blizzards or dust storms, but real life storms that have the potential to be life changing events. I expect that many of you can relate. 

Considering that I am a fan of The Walking Dead, there are so many ways I could go with this, but I am choosing to see it in a positive light.

I think what Murakami is saying is that no matter how rough the storm that we pass through, the potential is there for us to emerge stronger or wiser or more compassionate and that surviving the storm can change our outlook and perspective. 

What do you think? How would you interpret this?

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  1. I'm still walking through my storm.

    1. Hi Christine, I'm sorry you are still in the midst of your storm. I hope you come through it okay.

  2. I interpret that quote exactly as you do. I think he is saying that you would become stronger and wiser but I, also, realize walking into and out of storms can leave a person with scars. You learn from the experience but not necessarily unscathed. But scar tissue is denser and stronger than the previous skin that it covers.

    1. Cheryl, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I agree that the storms can leave scars on us. I don't think anyone goes through life without any.


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