It was not one of those strong, impulsive feelings that can hit two people like an electric shock when they first meet, but something quieter and gentler, like two tiny lights traveling in tandem through a vast darkness and drawing imperceptibly closer to each other as they go.
Specificity. Murakami nails the feeling of slow attraction with this tiny lights image. Also, he uses a classic sentence structure: It was not x; it was x.
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