“I really like you, Midori. A lot.”
“How much is a lot?”
“Like a spring bear”, I said.
“A spring bear?” Midori looked up again. “What’s that all about? A spring bear”.
“You’re walking through a field all by yourself one day in spring, and this sweet little bear cub with velvet fur and shiny little eyes comes walking along. And he says to you ‘Hi, there, little lady. Want to tumble with me?’ So you and the bear cub spend the whole day in each other’s arms, tumbling down this clover covered hill. Nice huh?”.
“Yeah. Really nice”.
“That’s how much I like you”.
|—||Haruki MurakamiOne of my favorite quotes from Norwegian Wood. Only Murakami can compare affection to a spring bear. I could not stop smiling when I read that part. Precious.|