I used to write about Murakami a lot, but then I stopped writing. These days I really want to write, but I feel like I'm lacking in some kind of creativity. That's bunk, obviously, and I chalk this up to apathy and the fear of sounding trite or something.
I even have trouble writing in a journal. That's probably the most irrational challenge that I have with writing, because a journal is personal, but I always worry about how much I might cringe when I mull over what I wrote if I ever read the entries again. So, no journal.
Anyway, here's a quotation that came to mind in the midst of missing my wife and reading Kafka on the Shore.