Just finished this book by Ron Currie Jr, Everything Matters!. Good thing it has an interesting cover or else I never would’ve noticed this book, because I’ve never heard of the author himself. I guess judge a book by its cover can be a pretty effective saying too. It’s great; truly deserves that exclamation point in its title.
“Everything ends, and Everything matters.
Everything matters not in spite of the end of you and all that you love, but because of it. Everything is all you’ve got—your wife’s lips, your daughter’s eyes, your brother’s heart, your father’s bones and your own grief—and after Everything is nothing. So you were wise to welcome Everything, the good and the bad alike, and cling to it all. Gather it in. Seek the meaning in sorrow and don’t ever ever turn away, not once, from here until the end. Because it is all the same, it is all unfathomable, and it is all infinitely preferable to the one dreadful alternative.”