as if I had somewhere to go

“I walked along the river to its mouth. I sat down on the last fifty yards of beach, and I cried. I never cried so much in my life.

I brushed the sand from my trousers and got up, as if I had somewhere to go.

The day had all but ended. I could hear the sound of waves as I started to walk.”

A Wild Sheep Chase – Murakami

An altogether lousy book except for the last page. Those few words ‘as if I had somewhere to go’ are just pretty amazing.

lousy book

as if I had somewhere to go