If you go to the moon, you would go up.
But when you reach the moon, you land. You go down.
And if you are on the moon and you look up, you will see the earth.
That means that somewhere between here and the moon, up becomes down and down becomes up.
I started reading Sophie’s World when I was about twelve. I was impressed and intrigued – but I could not finish reading it. There was just too much intensity that I was not prepared to deal with.
Perhaps if I had read Hello? Is Anybody There? first, I would have tried harder with Sophie’s World.
At first glance, Hello? Is Anybody There? is a bit like The Little Prince.
At second glance, it still is, and in a good way.
It is a book that reminds us that the question is far more important than the answer. It is a beautiful journey into our minds and our realities. I am sure that every time I read it, I will take something else out of the reading experience. It’s a book that gets inside your head and scratches it from the inside.