I mean, I don’t think I’m atheist at this point (I’m still procrastinating on that religion post – I think I’m too confused to write), but after reading http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/when-i-was-a-child-i-spake-as-a-child#.gb952BJzP (yes, it’s a Buzzfeed article; lay off), I found many of my thoughts basically written there, just more eloquently.
This one in particular:
“It’s true that in a century or two my existence will be forgotten, but I find it comforting to know that everything we stress over will be lost in the merest blip of cosmological time. The universe doesn’t care about my mortgage; our obscurity and irrelevance can be a blessing as well as a burden.”
Is something I couldn’t articulate well when I was trying to communicate it to my friend a while ago. Was it AD? Or my mother? I think it was my mother. She was sobbing from some fight with my dad, and we were outside our garage, and I just pointed to the stars.