Pick Two Stars

Pick two stars in the sky. Chances are they are thousands or millions of lightyears apart. Look precisely at one, then precisely at the other. It takes no more than a second. Even if it had taken an hour, something would have passed between where those two heavenly bodies used to be, at, conservatively speaking, a million times the speed of light. What was it? you ask. A new quality in the Universe, something very new and beautiful: human awareness.

-Paraphrased from Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

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