I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in these streets people were embroiled in a thousand different matters, money problems, love problems, school problems. People were falling in love, getting married, going to drug rehab, learning how to ice-skate, getting bifocals, studying for exams, trying on clothes, getting their hair-cut and getting born. And in some houses people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered. -“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
I enjoyed this book, even though it was very long and I grew a little impatient with it. I didn’t get tired of the reading; I just wanted to know what happened.
As it turns out, the end was worth waiting for. And the quote above is partly so wonderful because, toward the end the book, it (the thought) takes place in the mind of a mere 15-year-old boy.
Pulitzer Prize 2003