It seemed as though the universe favored humanity’s little sprinkles of nonsense. We never ended up on the extinction list alongside the dinosaurs; we did come close a few times. But it was never planning or a well-thought-out response that saved us; it was always the unconventional ones—the ones who stayed in and tinkered with oddities for a chuckle.

Use the comments below to complete the following, “You’re haunted by those two most terrible words: _____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting an the universe enjoying a little nonsense, crafted by Chris Burden, digital art


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