Thornton Wilder Got it Wrong

Jane Crofut;
The Crofut Farm;
Grover’s Corners;
Sutton County;
New Hampshire;
United States of America;
North America;
Western Hemisphere;
the Earth;
the Solar System;
the Universe;
the Mind of God.

–Letter addressed to Jane Crofut; “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder

It turns out that one of my favorite literary quotes is obsolete — or at least incomplete.

That’s because modern physicists increasingly believe that the universe — our universe — is but one of billions of universes, which collectively comprise the “multiverse.”

So, here’s the updated address:

Jane Crofut;
The Crofut Farm;
Grover’s Corners;
Sutton County;
New Hampshire;
United States of America;
North America;
Western Hemisphere;
the Earth;
the Solar System;
the Universe;
the Multiverse;
the Mind of God.

It’s still wonderful . . .

P.S.:  Of course, today, the letter would be an email addressed to janecrofut@gmail.com

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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