Up for Interpretation: Quote of the Day

What people say, much like fiction writing and poetry, is up for interpretation. I found this little gem in my arsenal of writing quotes. Now, I've looked at it backwards, forwards, sideways, and upside down and I can't quite seem to figure out exactly what Murakami was trying to say. So I'm throwing this one out to you. How do you interpret these words and why? 

Today's Prompt: Write a short piece of fiction (no more than 500 words) that could be about one of two different subjects, depending upon interpretation. Do not clearly explain what these subjects are, but leave it up to the reader to decide.

Happy Writing!