I was born when I met you. Now I’m dying to forget you.
— “Cannonball,” Brandie Carlile
That’s not true,” corrects my shadow. “You are not lost. It’s just that your own thoughts are being kept from you , or hidden away. But the mind is strong. It survives, even without thought. Even with everything taken away it holds a seed — yourself. You must believe in your own powers.
— “Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World,” Haruki Murakami