Sunday, March 16, 2014

love in the time of cancer

"I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it - or my observation of it - is temporary?"

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

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it's been a while since i finished a book. i keep buying and putting them on a shelf, like i would a new pair of shoes, and leave them there for a while. this one i started and finished today, so that if the movie came out, i'd know the difference. i fell asleep after, which explains why after my Sunday errands i was incommunicado.

and yeah, maybe i am a sappy romantic, but the book also talks about cancer, an illness that has scarred me more than once, so it was nice to know that if love can bloom in the time of cholera, that cancer can do that to you, too.