A couple of months ago I posted an excerpt from KILROY WAS HERE, so I thought I'd share another one. This short passage, a simple paragraph, is one of my very favorites in the book. It captures the main character's voice and is an example of one of the core themes of the book: life can be overwhelming at times when we step to take it all in. I also think it's funny. Enjoy.
Why am I here?
I'm not asking because I've been repeatedly shooting myself with the Existential Crisis Inducer. This time I'm asking in the metaphysical, meaning-of-life way. Is this the moment my life has been leading to? Does God exists and did He/She/They determine my life path before I was ever born? If so, then God knew before the creation of everything that I would be sitting in a 1969 VW Bus with my best friend preparing to raid the headquarters of a mysterious private company which specializes in the protection of an intergalactic portal so we can rescue our co-worker and prevent spider-like artificial intelligence called Araneae from being unleashed on my unsuspecting hometown. If I'm to believe in a benevolent higher power, then I'm also to believe He/She/They preordained all of this. Those are a lot of moving parts for one kid's life.
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