Quotable Wednesday

If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us.

That’s why we have to care about each other.
-A in Every Day by David Levithan

A continuation of last Wednesday’s thought. The universe may not care about me, but it continues to give me worthwhile things to think about. Thanks, universe!


  1. momster
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Where are you if not in the universe?That makes you part of the universe.You may be indifferent toward the universe but the universe has a vested interest in you.You are part of the whole.

  2. annette
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    i’m on page 63 if _every day_ right now. curious how he’s going to pull it off!

  3. adrienne
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Momster, I think you’re coming at this from a different angle from Levithan. I love his books, but this one particularly.

    Annette, I should be finishing it tonight. Such a good book.

  4. momster
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Maybe.For me,it is all about the science.:)

  5. Posted October 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I like science, and I like the universe. I thank the universe for stuff and (happy) moments of synchronicity.

  6. annette
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    finished _every day_ last night–absolutely gorgeous. i reread the end again just now and it is nearly devastating in its beauty and simplicity and sadness.
    have you read _elsewhere_, by gabrielle zevin? it’s absolutely nothing like the plot of this book, but the delicate, heart-breaking realizations the character and reader make…it left me similarly moved on a very human level. the other side of the coin to _the fault in our stars_–more comforting, but poignant because it is so very not true.

  7. adrienne
    Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Little Willow, :)

    annette, Yes, such a beautiful book. I haven’t read Elsewhere, but I love books that acknowledge some of the truly hard things in life but show me ways to engage with those things–really how to live fully in a world that’s always trying to break my heart. I guess that’s what we’re all up to.

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