“I should be watching Akinori Iwamura win his first World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays in a bar tonight,” he began. “Or I could be hanging out with Thom Yorke of Radiohead in Tokyo. Instead I am here with you in Berkeley. You’re very lucky, you know.”
—Haruki Murakami, during a 2008 interview in Berkeley. Murakami + Rays = my brain just exploded. Thanks for the heads up, Gloria.