Review: Origins of the Universe and What It All Means

Nicole Tone
Sep 21, 2016 · 3 min read
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“In the beginning there was darkness.”

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“If [my father] is Enlightenment — rational and logical, black and white — then I am Romanticism — experimental and emotional, shades of grey — a difference that vexes me to no end. He responds to nature by examining the significance of the Sun in terms of a star’s physical composition: hydrogen, helium, metals. I noticed something else in the moment we leaned into the guardrail — I noticed the way his body cast a shadow on the rock.” (p. 191)

“My digressive thread — liminality: The condition of being on a threshold or at the beginning of a process. To be in ‘limbo,’ says anthropologist Arnold van Gennep, is to inhabit an intermediate, ambivalent zone. In liminal phase an individual experiences a blurring of social environment and reality, occupies the in-between stage.” (p.15–16)

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Nicole Tone

Written by

writer, poet, novelist • book reviewer • seen on Hello Giggles, Femsplain, xoJane, Heels Down Magazine, etc. • For writing: ntommasulo@gmail.com

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Nicole Tone

Written by

writer, poet, novelist • book reviewer • seen on Hello Giggles, Femsplain, xoJane, Heels Down Magazine, etc. • For writing: ntommasulo@gmail.com

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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