January 2, 2008

New Years' Wisdom

On the turn of the new year, and in the spirit of renewal and re-birth, some wisdom from someone who left us last year.

Hello, babies.
Welcome to Earth.
It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
It's round and wet and crowded.
At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here.
There's only one rule that I know of, babies:
God damn it, you've got to be kind.

From "God Bless You Mr Rosewater, or: Pearls Before Swine" by Kurt Vonnegut (1965)

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