Saturday, June 30, 2012

seeking my great perhaps

the following is a quote from possibly my favorite book ever, "looking for alaska" by john green;

“when adults say, 'teenagers think they are invincible' with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. we need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. we think that we are invincible because we are. we cannot be born, and we cannot die. like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. they forget that when they get old. they get scared of losing and failing. but that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”

i've always had a fear of being just gone, forever, but the quote reminds me that no one ever completely disappears, they just transition from shape to shape to shape; as the law of conservation of energy states atoms never disappear, they just rearrange themselves. though everyone is bound to die, speaking in terms of human life, essentially the things that make up you, are never gone. although i'm not religious, it's somewhat comforting to think that you're "one with the universe" in a way, you know what i mean? like, as humans we think we're all high and mighty, but when you step back and look at things, we're nothing compared to the world around us. and i know i'm starting to ramble a bit, but it's really fascinating, just to think, someday, similar to how the stuff making up dinosaurs are now in oil, your atoms could go on to be part of something greater, wildly unexpected.

you're looking at an amazingly touching book that will make you laugh, cry, and think about things from a whole new perpective. *_* i pretty much fell in love with alaska and pudge and all of their crazy adventures and i'm bad with words, so all i gotta say is asdfghjkl READ IT!

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♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

nice book.

Bambi said...

Hey Jess! I couldn't access your blog for a while because the music bar kept closing my browser! But it works now, so yay! That sure is a deep quote, and I agree, I don't believe everyone or anyone disappears. As long as their memory is replayed in your heart, they're alive. I actually haven't read anything from John Green before but I'll sure keep it in mind next time I'm browsing through my bookshop :)

Anh said...

I absolutely LOVE books by John Green, they're so quotable but at the same time so relevant to us teens. You should read "The Fault In Our Stars", also by him, it's just simply so wonderful dfkafjdklfjd words cannot describe it. I've been planning to read "Looking for Alaska" for a while now, and you've convinced me :)