Our hearts cry out

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When people come to understand how big the universe is and how short a human life is, their hearts cry out. Sometimes it’s a shout of joy: I think that’s what it was for Jason; I think that’s what I didn’t understand about him. He had the gift of awe. But for most of us it’s a cry of terror. The terror of extinction, the terror of meaninglessness. Our hearts cry out. Maybe to God, or maybe just to break the silence.

Robert Charles Wilson, Spin^ WP, AM^

You gotta read Spin. You gotta read Spin.
Right up there among the two or three Best Novels I’ve Ever Read.

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