“It takes every kind of people, to make the world go round” or so the song says. It’s the start of a fresh New Year and I was recently reading a book written by the Japanese author Haruki Murakami. It’s taken me a few years to get around to his book, which was about time and I really enjoyed it very much. I found several quotes in the book which really appealed to me, and here are a couple that meant a lot to me;
“Human beings naturally continue doing things they like, and they don’t continue what they don’t like”
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
There was also another short paragraph, where he talks about about working in a business providing a service, which ends with “Thanks to this, though, I met all kinds of off-beat people and had some unusual encounters”.
This last line sums up some of the interesting, exciting and perhaps not so unusual people I do get to meet as the result of my occupation. It certainly isn’t dull!
If anyone is interested the title of the book is “What I talk about when I talk about running”. It is a very inspirational book, easy to read and full of a great deal of wisdom.
Now that the holidays are well and truly over I am pondering dismantling the Christmas tree, but quite reluctant as I find it so pretty. Perhaps I’ll bring myself to do it over the weekend. Over the next week or so I am available as usual most days apart from Tuesday 10th January when I shall be busy with a few personal things I need to do.