Thursday, April 12, 2007

Plain Old Death

"And even if wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death"

- Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Visionary, war-opponent, poet of science-fiction and one heck of a funny guy.

Kurt Vonnegut finally caught the shuttle to Tralfamadore last night. No one deserves to be on a planet with five sexes more than Vonnegut, but I can't help thinking that we're going to miss his world view. I wonder what Earth looks like from Tralfamadore. It could hardly look any quirkier than it looked to him while he was still here. Or any clearer.

Not that Vonnegut's likely to be paying attention. After all, as he put it himself:

"People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore."


Revealed said...

Heart breaking. But at least he's forever safe from women now. And hopefully He will remain unconcerned, true to form, which is probably the happiest possible option.

Avinash Nair said...