My brother Yzarc recently returned from his summer road trip, so I went to visit him.
He seemed unusually quiet, sitting pensive in a chair and watching the clouds. This was unusual, since typically he is rambling and trying to be clever. I asked if he was still suffering from his recent injury. He said no, he was just thinking.
"About what?" I asked.
"You know, the universe; life, death, neutrons, stars; everything," he replied.
"And what are your thoughts?"
"Well, there's a lot I could say..."
I looked at my watch. "Maybe you sum it up in one word?"
Yzarc gave me a long, thoughtful look, and answered:
"Nature's jaunty, purer music ruptures man, returns heaven."
"Beautiful. But that's not one word," I said.
"I haven't gotten there yet," he said. "The word is on this piece of paper."
I switched the paper to my side of the table and inspected it. It read:
I was about to say 'But that's not a real word', when I realized it was just him trying to be clever. Which meant my brother was back to his old self, which in the end, made me happy.
What was Yzarc's single thought regarding the universe? How did you know?
Note: Like all of my puzzles, the solution will be simple* and self-evident - once it is solved. No specialized knowledge or tricky computer searches required (in fact discouraged).
*simple as in 'can be explained to a third grader', not simple as in so obvious that it is not a puzzle. I hope you know what I mean.
Step one is to unscramble the 8 word anagram. There are a few clues scattered throughout the story as to its result.