I was reading a fascinating discussion at Cosmic Variance on Boltzmann Brain Paradox and what Feynman made of it. The paradox raises questions about the state of the Universe, why is the beginning different from the end? Why must there be an arrow of Time? In a chaotic Universe, are we living in a bubble of order that randomly arose? As I was pondering things beyond my reach, in my own small way I realized my conception of the Universe was erroneous. You see, I had always thought of the Universe as a really really large ‘thing’ inside which everything is, there is no outside, and that’s that. The Universe is made of all the stuff we know, everything we can imagine is inside it. Matter, Time, Space, Physical Laws are all part of this grand thing we call the Universe. What I failed to recognize so far is that the Universe is not static, it is not a room full of stuff. It is also in motion, it is continually changing. It is not the same Universe that was a moment ago. If this is the case, then the Universe is not just some ‘thing’ but an ‘event’, a happening. It is also verb not just a noun, it is like a ‘clap’. Each one of us is a tiny event lasting for a vanishingly small amount of time in this grand drama. We are minor movements in a symphony, not mute fixtures in a quiet stage.