I may not have been an English major like both of my sisters, but I have held for many years a deep love of the works of Vonnegut. As such, I was greatly saddened to hear of his death, although we can all only hope to live such a long, full life as he had. And so, in tribute, from The Books of Bokonon from Cat’s Cradle; the Bokononist last rites:
God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, “Sit up!”
“See all I’ve made,” said God, “the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars.”
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going, God.
photo source: Wikipedia entry for Kurt Vonnegut