Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Just Heartbroken

That is the truth. I am heartbroken. I have blogged about it. I have sent my e-mails to my congressman and senators and to my president and to my president-elect. I have followed the news about Gaza and I am simply heartbroken.

I have work I need to do. Things I have neglected. Life to live, I suppose. Need to follow Kurt Vonnegut's advice and fart around more.

The late great Kurt Vonnegut in the last book he wrote before he died said that humans didn't like it here very much. I left the book at the office. I am at home now. So I googled the quote. Hoo Haw, I found it on ye olde wikipedia. It is part of a poem by the wise and crotchety Camel smoker:

The crucified planet Earth,
should it find a voice
and a sense of irony,
might now well say
of our abuse of it,
"Forgive them, Father,
They know not what they do."

The irony would be
that we know what
we are doing.

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.

That is how I feel tonight.


Hi Ho.