He said that this is what he should have told the girl. The first sentence contains the only event in the entire story. He lacks the ability to act when an opportunity comes, he is lonely but he tries to compensate for it by fantasizing rather than acting, he is waiting for a miracle to happen in his life but he does not have the ability to make that miracle happen.
Specifically, the encounter takes place on an April morning; the heart of Spring. Murakami mentions the scent of roses and purity during the encounter of the perfect girl.Overall, the reason for writing such a bittersweet story is to show that life is not perfect. True love or infatuation? Or both? The general population can relate to this story, where very few could relate to meeting their perfect match again, later in life. Storytelling is concerned with an action or behavior that has to be verbalized and the storyteller creates a fairytale in order to make himself relevant Zipes, One winter, both the boy and the girl came down with the season's terrible influenza, and after drifting for weeks between life and death they lost all memory of their earlier years. When they awoke, their heads were as empty as the young D. By Frank Madden. He just needed someone to know what had happened to him. By looking at the adjectives he used for his ideas on how to approach the girl — ridiculous 2x , never practical, long speech, far too long — it could be seen that he has never actually approached a girl. I think if I have to write any more about this story I may go mad. Even though they both believe they are each other's true love and eventually will be brought together by destiny, both times when they first say goodbye and when they meet again on the street they walk in opposite directions. The story relates to the dark part of life where things do not work out, and you miss ideal opportunities.
It would have been a fairy tale ending if they talked and fell in love again, but that is not how life happens. She offers private tuition in the Haywards Heath area, West Sussex.
Fourteen years later, suffering of memory loss, they meet again on the street but unlike their first encounter, they walk past each other without saying a word. Furthermore, people can relate to missing an opportunity, and they feel that regret and anxiety while reading the story; not from the events in the story, but from memory of personal experiences.
The time of the year and day could completely change the response a reader has of the story.
In the meantime, years after they met, they both got influenza. Zipes, Jack.