“Does the sun ask itself, “Am I good? Am I worthwhile? Is there enough of me?” No, it burns and it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “What does the moon think of me? How does Mars feel about me today?” No it burns, it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “Am I as big as other suns in other galaxies?” No, it burns, it shines.”
- David Mitchell, “Letters from Zedelghem,” Cloud Atlas
“Letters from Zedelghem” and “The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish” are the most humorous sections of this book, a book that I am LOVING. Only about 35 pages left to read and I am equal parts excited and sad to come to its conclusion.