I try to make a point of being seen. Sometimes when I'm out, I'll buy a juice even when I'm not thirsty. If the store is crowded I'll even go so far as dropping change all over the floor, nickels and dimes skidding in every direction. All I want is not to die on a day I went unseen. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Every day you play with the light of the universe. / Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water. / You are more than this white head that I hold tightly as a cluster of fruit, every day, between my hands. / You are like nobody since I love you. Sonnet XIV by Pablo Neruda

You may wonder what stardust is. Well you're stardust - because every atom in your body was produced inside the fiery core of a star. The atoms in your left hand may come from a different star from the atoms in your right hand, but you, literally, are a star child. Stars S01E04, How the Universe Works

I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you. Shinji Moon, commovente

So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, The Most Astounding Fact

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