Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt…

RIP Kurt Vonnegut, may your next life be filled with less pain, grief and wars. Maybe you won’t even have to write, content to fish peacefully in a lake, or just sit in a little boat and let the sun do its thing.

“All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.” – Kurt Vonnegut 

2 Comments

  1. Ivan Anknow

    1. Find a subject you care about.2. Do not ramble, as thrilling as it may be.3. Keep it simple, not dee dee dee.4. Have the guts to trim your hedge.5. Sound like yourself, on second thoughts…6. Say what you mean to say, not what you mean to do.7. Pity the readers (fools).

  2. Chris

    Dear Niki,“Asked for his thoughts on the book [Slaughterhouse Five], Vonnegut responded by claiming that only one person on the entire planet benefited from the bombing. “The raid,” Vonnegut said, “didn’t shorten the war by half a second, didn’t free a single person from a death camp. Only one person benefited–not two or five or ten. Just one.” That one person was Vonnegut who, according to his own reckoning, has received over the years about five dollars for every corpse.”May he rest in peace.I have a lot of things to tell and even more questions and I would like to send you a letter, but it seems I am too blind to find any e-mail address?Chris, who used to live in Bremen many years ago.

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