April 7th, 2013

sahara“What would happen if a plane dropped you in the middle of the Sahara Desert and you picked up a single grain of sand with tweezers and moved it one millimeter?” I said, “I guess I would have moved a grain of sand.”

“Which would mean you changed the Sahara. So the Sahara is a vast desert. And it has existed for million of years. And you changed it!”

“That’s true!” I said, sitting up. “I changed the Sahara!”

“If you hadn’t done it, human history would have been one way. But, you did do it, so …?”

I stood on the bed, pointed my fingers at the fake stars, and screamed: “I changed the universe!”

“You did.”

Source: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer

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