anywhere but there

No, I never felt that if I went somewhere else
there would be special things waiting for me.
I just wanted to be somewhere else,
that’s all. Anywhere but there.

-Haruki Murakami in Kafka on the Shore

glass bangles

…But you know what, the heart is a glass bangle.

One careless moment and it’s shattered…
we know that, don’t we?
And yet we continue to wear glass bangles.
Each time they break, we buy new ones
hoping that these will last longer than the others did.

-Anita Nair in Ladies Coupe

quo vadis

Quo vadis. Do you know what that means?
It’s Latin for “Whither goest thou?”
I like the conceit of a pair of sandals
that dares ask this question. 

-Anita Nair in Ladies Coupe