Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut has just died. He was 84 years old. Too young, I say. He's one of the great American authors, a great mind and gentle soul. If he appeared pessimistic about humanity, it was only because the world and its people disappointed his idealism. We should heed his words carefully and build a better future, to avoid the horrible fates he foresaw. He will be missed and I hope his spirit continues to exist somewhere in the cosmos.