"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful."

My eulogy at Gus’ funural.

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"My thoughts are like stars I can’t fathom into constellations."

Augustus Waters

RIP Gus

I love you. You will be greatly missed. You gave me forever within a number of days, and I’m grateful.

Gus isn't doing so well: in the hospital

Me: How's Gus?
Mrs. Waters (Gus' Mother): He had a tough night, Hazel. His heart is working too hard. He needs to scale back on activity. Wheelchairs from here on out. They're putting him on some new medicine that should be better for the pain.
Me: Can I see him?
Mrs. Waters: You know we love you, Hazel, but right now it needs to be just family. I'll tell him you visited.
Me: Okay,

Update 6: Home

So we’re home from Amsterdam, it was an amazing trip. But, Augustus isn’t doing so well, he’s sick again.

Leaving Amsterdam tomorrow. Although the trip didn’t turn out as I expected, it still was a really good one! My favorite part: When Augustus took me out for a romantic dinner at Oranjee restaurant.

Leaving Amsterdam tomorrow. Although the trip didn’t turn out as I expected, it still was a really good one! My favorite part: When Augustus took me out for a romantic dinner at Oranjee restaurant.

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Although, it was pretty cool visiting the Anne Frank house.

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Update 5: Van Houten in Reality

So, Peter Van Houten isn’t the person we were expecting. He just some old drunk who wrote an amazing book ten years ago and has completely changed. Apparently his assistant is the one who invited us in the first place, she thought it would be good for him to “meet some fans”

We finally made it! Amsterdam from sky view

We finally made it! Amsterdam from sky view

On the plane, off to Amsterdam!

On the plane, off to Amsterdam!

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Update 4: AMSTERDAM!

IT’S OFFICIAL! WE’RE GOING TO AMSTERDAM!

I finally get to talk to Peter Van Houten about the book! Augustus, my mother and I are leaving soon this week

It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.

It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.

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I feel like I have to get rid of it, someone come pick it up. It’s kinda depressing having it sit out there all alone, Augustus and I made an ad, see it below

I feel like I have to get rid of it, someone come pick it up. It’s kinda depressing having it sit out there all alone, Augustus and I made an ad, see it below

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Desperately Lonely Swingset Needs Loving Home

One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It’s all fragile and fleeting, dear reader, but with this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the us and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.

Swing set currently resides near 83rd and Spring Mill.