这次选的书是村上的What I TAlk about When I Talk about Running，Philip Gabriel的译本。
跑步于村上而言 “ is both exercise and a metaphor”。写作和跑步，一个费脑，一个耗体力，但费脑的同时令人愉悦，耗体力的同时又锻炼了身体。它们都需要大量的时间，尤其是跑马拉松。私以为，跑步是村上写作的一部分，不可或缺。他说 “ most of what I know about riding I’ve learned through running every day.” 他在跑步过程中“ maintaining my own silent, private time, is important to help me keep my mental well-being”。因此 我有这样的疑问“如果村上不跑步，那…村上还写作吗？”
When I am running I don’t have to talk to anybody and don’t have to listen to anybody. All I need to do is gazing at the scenery passing by this is a part of my day I can do without.
On cold days I guess I think a little about how cold it is. And about the heat on hot days. When I’m sad I think a little of about sadness. When I’m happy I think a little about happiness. As I mentioned before, random memories come to me too.
The thoughts that occur to me while I’m running are like clouds in the sky. Clouds of all different sizes. They come and they go, while the sky remains the same sky as always.
“ No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contempelative, even meditative act.”
“ Pain is in evitable, suffering is optional.”
“Once you set the pace, the rest will follow.”
“ The energetic ones were zipping down the road, slicing through the air like they had robbers at their heels.” （这个比喻太可爱了。）
⭐️ “ when it comes to other people you can always come up with a reasonable explanation but you can fool yourself.”
“ I can’t tell if I am fortunate or not. Maybe it doesn’t matter . For me and for everybody else , probably —— this is my first experience growing old and the emotions I’m having, too, are all first time feelings. if it were something I experienced before then I’d be able to understand it more clearly but this is the first time so I can’t. For now all I can do is put off making any detailed judgments and accept as they are.”
⭐️“ Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up all kinds of people. Other people have their own values to live by in the same holds true with me. These differences give rise to disagreements and a combination of these disagreements can give rise to even greater misunderstandings. As a result, sometimes people are unfairly criticized. This goes without saying. It’s not much fun to be misunderstood or criticized, but rather a painful experience that hurt people deeply.”
（学会尊重不一样，agree to disagree.）
“ So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets.”
“ I have to give it everything I had. If I failed, I could accept that. But I knew that if I did things halfheartedly and they didn’t work out, I’d always have regrets.”
“ I just do my best and see what
“ you really need to prioritize in life, figuring out in what order you should divide up your time and energy. If you don’t get that sort of system set by a certain age, you’ll lack focus and your life will be out of balance.”
“ The most important thing we ever learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” (O_O)