‘When I’m criticized unjustly (from my viewpoint, at least), or when someone I’m sure will understand me doesn’t, I go running for a little longer than usual. By running longer it’s like I can physically exhaust that portion of my discontent . . . If I have a frustrating experience, I use that to improve myself. That’s the way I’ve always lived. I quietly absorb the things I’m able to, releasing them later, and in as changed a form as possible, as part of the story line in a novel.’
~ WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING by Haruki Murakami
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.