Anything that happens, happens

July 05 2015

"Anything that happens, happens.
Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen.
Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again.
It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order, though." —Douglas Adams

That summarizes my perspective on life, the universe, and everything, better than I can myself. On this note, a few of my favorite books, with the dates I read them...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams (2002)
Netherland — Joseph O'Neill (2008)
Here is New York — E.B. White (2008)
A Field Guide to Getting Lost — Rebecca Solnit (2013)
The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt (2014)
Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel (last week)

I organize my playlists by season, which allows for convenient musical time travel. So to go back to the first semester of college, for example, play Fall 2006 on shuffle. A non-exhaustive list of some favorite songs...

Vienna — Billy Joel
Mrs. Potters Lullaby — Counting Crows
Changes — Stars
Satellite — Oceanlab
On a Good Day — Oceanlab
As the Rush Comes — Motorcycle
Alone Tonight — Above & Beyond
Concrete Angel — Gareth Emery
On My Way to Heaven — Above & Beyond
Eyes — Kaskade

The best movie I've seen in recent memory is Boyhood. The best movie I've seen that you probably haven't (or perhaps you have!), with a coincidentally similar name, is About a Boy, from 2002.

Respond if you like! I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Brynn Shepherd
[email protected]
Manhattan, New York

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