… but the melody lingers on

‘I’m a religious atheist.’

‘Why religious?’

‘Because I believe! … I believe that the existence of the world cannot be conclusively explained to us. It takes a truly metaphysical strength to accept this.’

(Juli Zeh, in Dark Matter)

I’ve now finished reading Dark Matter, but the questions it raises will stay with me. (Like they say, the song is ended but the melody lingers on.)

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Zeh, Juli. 2010. [Copyright © Schöffling & Co. Verlagsbuchhandlung GmBH 2007. English translation copyright © Christine Lo 2010.] Dark matter. London: Harville Secker [p263]

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