My dear,

There are generally two ways of seeing the world – one as if everything is random and detached from the other, the other as if everything is purpose driven and connected.

Many people will have you believe the former – that your actions don’t affect that many people (that consequences are always at a minimum), that almost everything is unmethodical and unplanned, and that the universe can’t be affected by ‘just you’. I believe…

Well, I believe that…

Nothing, given time, is random.

Falsely yours,
Amy Hempel