Murakami’s brushstrokes

Autumn steadily deepened around me.

The sky opened up, the air clear and crisp,

the clouds like beautiful white brushstrokes.

~ Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore: A Novel (October, 2018)

Photo: Matt Champlin with Brushstrokes


  1. exactly. what perfect words to describe this –

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  2. That is my morning!

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  3. Mary Oliver is impressed 👏

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  4. Stunning! Miss those crisp, autumnal NE mornings…

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  5. They almost don’t resemble clouds… At least, not those I’ve seen!
    “the clouds like beautiful white brushstrokes.” A perfect description! 🙂

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  6. Awesome brush strokes of the whiteness of the blue skies. Lovely picture.

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  7. Beautiful 🍁

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Amazing … the beauty of nature can’t be denied!! Beautiful …

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  9. A (very) short chapter of this wonderful book! This is, incidentally, the weather we have for weeks now…. isn’t it divine?!

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