• Were the stars out when I left the house last evening? All I could remember was the couple in the Skyline listening to Duran Duran. Stars? Who remembers stars? Come to think of it, had I even looked up at the sky recently? Had the stars been wiped out of the sky three months ago, I wouldn’t have known.

    Haruki Murakami (1993). “Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel”, Vintage