And We Call It God

I flipped over the last page of Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also a Star on my way home from work and even though I'm not even a little bit religious I think the passage below may be my favorite from the whole damn book.

"I think all the good parts of us are connected on some level. The part that shares the last double chocolate chip cookie or donates to charity or gives a dollar to a street musician or becomes a candy striper or cries at Apple commercials or says I love you or I forgive you. I think that's God. God is the connection of the very best parts of us."

"And you think that connection has a consciousness?" she asks.

"Yeah, and we call it God."