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May 17, 2004

Yeeeowwwch!

Kurt Vonnegut in These Modern Times:

"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us."

Not all of it is quite that cynical. Quoted here in order that we not forget it:

When you get to my age, if you get to my age, which is 81, and if you have reproduced, you will find yourself asking your own children, who are themselves middle-aged, what life is all about.

...I put my big question about life to my biological son Mark. Mark is a pediatrician, and author of a memoir, The Eden Express. It is about his crackup, straightjacket and padded cell stuff, from which he recovered sufficiently to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Vonnegut said this to his doddering old dad: �Father, we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.� So I pass that on to you. Write it down, and put it in your computer, so you can forget it.
Posted by Brenden at May 17, 2004 10:06 PM


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