Friday, November 30, 2007

kurt vonnegut improves my life, again

tonight i was taking the train home after a way too long day, feeling kind of crummy. (my train also broke, so it took a really long time to get home.)

but my life was improved. and on pages one and two, too. he really doesn't mess around; he just gets right to it:

"The year is 2001 now.
If all had gone the way a lot of people thought it would, Jesus Christ would have been among us again, and the American flag would have been planted on Venus and Mars.
No such luck!
At least the World will end, an event anticipated with great joy by many. It will end very soon, but not in the year 2000, which has come and gone. From that I conclude that God Almighty is not heavily into Numerology."

(this is from hocus pocus.)

3 comments:

t4toby said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sarah.
You are right, at least my head is not in the vice-like grip of a large pelican-like creature.

SierraValleyMom said...

Here is a great quote for you. It seemed particularly fitting in light of some of our recent conversations! "Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae." - Vonnegut

sarah said...

i'm going to make sure that nephews #1 and #2 have plenty of vonnegut to read in about fourteen years. cool?