"Well, if variety is the spice of life, mine is blander than gruel! And I'm certain the stars aren't any more thrilled about it than I am!" In an attempt to rid herself of boredom, Le Guin slightly altered the stars' orbits. "Aha, it seems they're enjoying it, too! They're just like us: small fragments of the universe that want some excitement every now and then! It must be embedded in the very will of the cosmos!"