“Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt”


My ninth grade English teacher (Mrs. Cotterman) introduced me to the work of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. way back in 1991 and I honestly can’t think of anything more valuable that was ever given to me. She had our class read Slaughterhouse Five and it’s fair to say it blew my mind. Since that day I’ve read many other Vonnegut books and have enjoyed each one just as well.

Vonnegut’s books make me happy. They remind me that all of the things we get so caught up in trying to control and define are just random fragments of this thing called existence. They remind me of how short life is and that we shouldn’t waste our time racking our brains trying to figure it out. They remind me that I’m not the only one that thinks we should all be kinder to each other for no better reason than that’s simply how it should be. They also remind me just how damned funny an old man from the Midwest can be.

Which bodes well for my future.




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    • Eric on November 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I dunno. You’re old, but have yet to be funny.

    I also think that Kurt Vonnegut was one of The Doctor’s regenerations.

    • jason on November 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hmmm… now that you mention it for someone from Indiana he did have decidedly British teeth.

    • jason on February 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, exactly.

    • Jason on April 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I actually don’t know anything about the back end of this blog. A friend of mine set it up and keeps it running for me. Best of luck with the move!

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