Thursday, September 14, 2006

Preface to Kurt Vonnegut's - Deadeye Dick


"To the as-yet-unborn, to all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness: Watch out for life.

I have caught life. I have come down with life. I was a wisp of undifferentiated nothingness, and then a little peephole opened quite suddenly. Light and sound poured in. Voices began to describe me and my surroundings. Nothing they said could be appealed. They said I was a boy named Rudolph Waltz, and that was that. They said the year was 1932, and that was that. They said I was in Midland City, Ohio, and that was that.

They never shut up. Year after year they piled detail upon detail. They do it still. You know what they say now? They say the year is 1982, and that I am fifty years old.

Blah blah blah."

- Kurt Vonnegut


Gotta love it!

RCS

2 Comments:

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Ari said...

Read some Vonnegut long, long ago. Don't remember much about it though. :)

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Justine said...

RIP, Kurt

 

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