There was another life that I might have had

“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.” — Kazuo Ishiguro One of my favourite authors, Never Let Me Go crept up me, and its central idea and character will I am sure indeed never let me go. His latest novel, The Buried Giant,  is for me, his greatest…

Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company

if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it’s a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust.

An Artist of the Floating World

“There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms
with the mistakes one has made in the course of one’s life”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World

Memory, I realize, can be an unreliable thing

Memory, I realize, can be an unreliable thing; often it is heavily coloured by the circumstances in which one remembers, and no doubt this applies to certain of the recollections I have gathered here. ― Kazuo Ishiguro, A Pale View of Hills Image: Jonathan Billinger [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons