Farewell, Mr. Rosewater

April 12th, 2007 by Doug Schnitzspahn

“We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.”

“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes.”

“The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.”

“The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever.”

kurt vonnegut
Kurt Vonnnegut, Jr. 1922-2007
So it goes. Poo-tee-weet?

2 Responses to “Farewell, Mr. Rosewater”

  1. James wrote on 04/12/07 at 1:51 pm :

    I’m not going to comb my hair in his honor! 84–now that’s an age I think even HE never thought he’d see! Well played, KV.

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