Descriptive Passage - “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions You change direction but the sandstorm chases you You

Descriptive Passage - “Sometimes fate is like a small...

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“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the sandstorm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this sandstorm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This sandstorm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the sandstorm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm
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Unformatted text preview: you need to imagine. And you really will have to make it through that violent sandstorm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others. And once the sandstorm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the sandstorm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this sandstorm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore...
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