Why Rushdie is so big…

May 1, 2014 | Beautiful Prose, Things I wish I'd written

“Are you familiar,” he said finally, “with the Bang?”
“The Big Bang?” Luka asked. “Or some other Bang I don’t know about?”
“There was only one Bang,” said Nobodaddy, “so the adjective Big is redundant and meaningless. The Bang would only be Big if there was at least one other Little or Medium-Sized or even Bigger Bang to compare it with, and to differentiate it from.”

…from Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie.

Say what you will about the man, but there are miracles in life less impressive than his eyebrows.