Monday, June 20, 2005

the curious incident

i finished the curious incident of the dog in the night time by mark haddon yesterday. loved it. it has to be one of the simplest books ever, but that's what makes it so great. told through the perspective of christopher boone, an autistic fifteen year old, the book portrays him trying to make complete logical sense out of a world that isn't so simple.

reading it reminded me much of a conversation of that a friend and i had the other night. too often we try to see the world in as either/or polarized opposites. it must be one way, or it must be another. something is either absolutely true, or it is absolutely false. yes or no. black or why. right or wrong. however, the world doesn't always work that way. things are constantly changing. the world and our place in it is continuously flowing. like christopher, when we try to force the world into this dichotomy, we eventually find ourselves curled up into a closet, groaning, and trying to seperate ourselves from the complexities of the world. it's up to us to make sense of the constant change and either grow with it, or lose ourselves in stubborness and ignorance.

1 comment:

  1. I just farted really loud.

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