Passionate Longing for Dialogue (1): Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

This is a new project I am working on in collaboration with Monika of the Symbol Reader blog discussing works of art and their archetypal impact. Here we discuss Haruki Murakami and his “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.” We do have some astrology references in here, such as that the main character is 36 years old in the time of a Jupiter return, and the content does connect with the impending Lunar Eclipse, in which our great light is temporarily eclipsed into darkness to return again.

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I am starting a new series on my blog which will consist of conversations regarding books, films and potentially other soulful topics of interest. I am calling the series “Passionate Longing for Dialogue,” which is a quote from Martin Buber’s I and Thou. The following is my exchange with Gray of graycrawford.net about the new novel by Haruki Murakami. I met Gray through blogging on wordpress and we understood immediately that we have a strong mercurial connection and that our thought processes resonate with each other very deeply.

Monika: Murakami has been one of my favorite novelists for a long time now, so I try not to miss any of his novels. The most recent one, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, really enchanted me. I finished it in just four days, I think. I love everything about his writing: the meditative sentences and the fathomless…

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