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!

7 Comments

  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

    wow.
    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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