'I've been lonely for so long. And I've been hurt so deeply. If only I could have met you again a long time ago, then I wouldn't have had to take all these detours to get here.'
Tengo shook his head. ‘I don’t think so. This way is just fine. This is exactly the right time. For both of us. We needed that much time…. to understand how lonely we really were.’”
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84