Call me lazy, I’m okay with that. I’m stealing a few lines from C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength once again.
“The universe is so very complicated,” said Dr. Dimble.
“So you have said rather often before, dear,” replied Mrs. Dimble.
“Have I? he said with a smile. “How often, I wonder? As often as you’ve told the story of the pony and trap at Dawlish?”
“Cecil! I haven’t told it for years.”
“My dear, I heard you telling it to Camilla the night before last.”
“Oh, Camilla. That was quite different. She’d never heard it before.”
“I don’t know that we can be certain even about that… the universe being so complicated and all.” For a few minutes there was silence between them.