The breaking up of the grand narratives.
The breaking up of the grand Narratives …leads to what some authors analyze in terms of the dissolution of the social bond and the disintegration of social aggregates into a mass of individual atoms thrown into the absurdity of Brownian motion. Nothing of the kind is happening: this point of view, it seems to me, is haunted by the paradisaic representation of a lost “organic” society.
— Lyotard, The Post Modern Condition, p.15
This morning these were the first words Jenny sent to me via Google Talk.