Even as I speak, the very last polar bear may be dying of hunger on account of climate change, on account of us. And I will surely miss the polar bears. Their babies are so warm and cuddly and trusting, just like ours.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Armageddon In Retrospect
Thirty-two seemed a lot older 15 years ago. On the other hand, my life has never been better.
Will Be Madness Expect Something More From Life
Booby traps everywhere.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
Saved quotes from my 2013 black Kindle named Keyrock, Part 1
2/7/15 – Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer
They put people in prison for taking drugs. They lock kids away for stealing money from gas stations, for joyriding in cars. But men who abandon their children, they float through life, as light as air.
2/7/15 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
They were glued down, every last one of them. A packet of souls. Was it fate? Misfortune? Is that what glued them down like that? Of course not. Let’s not be stupid. It probably had more to do with the hurled bombs, thrown down by humans hiding in the clouds.
10/18/13 – Canada by Richard Ford
The prelude to very bad things can be ridiculous […] but can also be casual and unremarkable. Which is worth recognizing, since it indicates where many bad events originate: from just an inch away from the everyday.
There are people like that in the world – people with something wrong with them that can be disguised but won’t be denied, and which dominates them.
I wanted all things to seem to make some sense, so we could all be happy, yes, instead of tense. And I made up lies, so they all fit nice, and I made this sad world a paradise.
Kurt Vonnegut, Man Without A Country