There was the Yes

AliSmithIntroWith the snowmelt absorbed and the ground thick with promise, the world seems bursting at the seams, ripe for the blooming, about to pop off, this quote from the beginning of Ali Smith’s amazing short story collection really seems exactly right:

Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was a prehistory of prehistory and there was the never and there was the yes.

Don’t be the never, be the yes.