Too many times we question ourselves and we ask what is our purpose? ‘Evey day’ by David Levithan explores an intriguing and beautiful soul that lives a different body every single day and a different life. This extraordinary soul goes by the name ‘A’ he lives every day with care and kindness. Everybody he encounters he adapts to their life and goes through the day by living the life of someone else. ‘A’ tries not to alter or interrupt anyone’s life until he meets Rhiannon the girl he is madly in love with. Levithan writes to us to explore the life of someone who must find purpose within every day passing by.
What does it mean to live a different life every day? Such a simple thing to live a normal life with every day to day routine basis. In the beginning, ‘A’ is only seventeen as the rest of the kids he becomes for a day. He encounters many different lifestyles with each kid but almost the same routine every day. The morning alarm, the morning shower, the morning breakfast, and off to school. ‘A’ says, “You learn how much a day is truly worth because they’re all so different.” A lot of the similarities he goes through within a day are all worth it because at the end of each day they’re all different days and experiences to live for. The same way we live as each day passes by us it is a new experience.
For a time, ‘A’ experiences growth, change, and struggle. When ‘A’ was younger he came up with a name the letter ‘A’ because he needed something they can call their own. In a conversation with Rhiannon ‘A’ explains the origin of his name “It was a way of keeping myself whole, even as I went from body to body, life to life. I needed something pure. I went with the letter A.” ‘A’ is all we ever want and look for in a person. He is pure and kind and caring he cares for the world and humanity. ‘A’ picks his name at a young age to keep his presence and significance in this world alive. Even if he is someone different ‘every day’ he will always be ‘A’ this is his way of remaining grounded.
With every passing moment ‘A’ experiences growth, change, and struggle as he gets older, he tries to leave good memories behind for those he becomes for a day and he does not alter or interfere with anyone’s plan. His purpose is a journey of continuous learning other people’s lives. And perhaps, our purpose in life isn’t defined by one thing, like ‘A’ and his story it might be defined by everything. ‘A’ says, “It’s so hard when you’re in one body to get a sense of what life is really like. You’re so grounded in who you are. But when who you are changes every day you get to touch the universal more.” ‘A’ lives his life through many eyes and forms of love, loss, and experience the same way as we do. It makes perfect sense for him to get a touch of the universe when he belongs in many different vessels. ‘A’ is not in pain nor he lives in remorse ‘A’ takes life one day at a time like most of us do. We float along wherever life takes us there’s nothing specific or a realization of what we’re going to encounter, there’s only peace we can make amends with.
‘A’ carries himself the same way a universe moves freely. ‘A’s’ love for Rhiannon is real and pure and like many of us if we’re lucky we will experience a love so profoundly. Rhiannon is A’s first love and will always be, she is someone ‘A’ can respectfully give her freedom. Rhiannon and ‘A’ spend a day together in the mountains only this time they are the same person. After class ‘A’ decides to take Rhiannon for an adventure and when they get there he lets her body relax and he thinks, “This alone is its own being.” “Moving with purpose, but not in a rush. Conversing not with the person next to you, but with all the elements.” ‘A’ used this experience as an opportunity to share that moment with her as if she was there with him, two separate people sharing all the elements around together with no pressure to converse, no rush to leave, and no obstacles in the way simply taking the view all in and the elements surrounding them. She is someone ‘A’ cares for purely and the world in both of their eyes is a cometic love for the universe and its entity. Their love is impossible but it is infinite love.
In conclusion, ‘A’ lives a distinctive lifestyle he is someone who belongs to many vessels physically but only belongs to himself. ‘A’ teaches us that no matter where we are in life or who we are we will always belong to ourselves and that it is completely okay to run from the things we no longer need or serve us motive and that our purpose in life is to live freely.
Every day by David Levithan (Book)