This is an ever-evolving story of a girl writer and her two greatest loves, the movies and travel. As she hikes the trenches of Hollywood, you're brought along for the ride.

Friday, May 4, 2007

A Requiem By Kurt Vonnegut

I'm currently reading Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Breakfast of Champions, which I would highly recommend. It's entertaining, quirky, and oddly prophetic in many ways, especially considering the overpopulation and the current environmental issues we're facing on the planet today. It's also kind of like a picture book for grown-ups with humorous drawings by the author. If you liked I Heart Huckabees and entertainment of a Charlie Kaufman-esque nature, you'll dig it.

It's difficult in some ways to sum up the story because it's simultaneously all over the place, yet everything seems to connect brilliantly. It's basically a story about "a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast..."
( as Vonnegut puts it in the very first line.)

In honor of Vonnegut, I'll share a Requiem he wrote that I found in a copy of Whole Life Times this week. It's something I'm going to clip, but I'll share it with you now...


When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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