"And that’s why the people . . . I meant to say, that’s why the people so little resemble their pictures. But I mean, why should they? Why shouldn’t people look like the sun? Or a toaster? Or the far-off galaxies with which, you hear, anyway, they have so much in common? And what about that light, that’s parceled out in little particles, or are they waves now? Can you keep up? Not me. I have been thinking this one over, and you know, I’ve started to notice, trying to account for, oh, I don’t know, gravity, painting, company, the ghost-lights—I’ve been thinking: My idea of order is the same as my idea of a big mess."
– excerpt from how to survive your own death by Bernard Welt
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