Net begonnen aan What I Talk About When I Talk About Running van Haruki Murakami, kom ik daar dit tegen:
I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring.
Verderop concludeert hij:
Which is why the hour or so I spend running, maintaining my own silent, private time, is important to help me keep my mental well-being.
Ik had het zelf kunnen geschreven hebben.