The Woman in the Dunes

Kōbō Abe meditates on the reasons the mind craves routine: “It goes on, terrifyingly repetitive. One could not do without repetition in life, like the beating of the heart, but it was also true that the beating of the heart was not all there was to life.”

The Story of Philosophy

“But we would believe all the while that there is something vital and significant in us, could we but decipher our souls.”