Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day One Hundred Forty-Seven: "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" by Haruki Murakami


A man meets the perfect woman and she acknowledges that she too has met the perfect man in him. Yet, the two of them decide to part ways to "test" fate if you will, to see if they will meet back up without any acts of their own in order to convince themselves that they are truly meant for each other. Things happened at first too easily, too quickly. The rest of the story shows the reader what happens when people in love opt for a test of the future instead of opting for the here and now. A sad ending. It was what the narrator predicted from the start. Sometimes, as the story shows, we are determined to fail. We need to fail. Sometimes success is too much to handle.

A link to the story online is here:

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