Everything was beautiful. Nothing hurt.

@arcadian (931)
United States
April 12, 2007 3:22pm CST
Kurt Vonnegut died yesteray. His chosen epitaph is my header for this discussion. Of all the famous people to have died in my lifetime, this is one of the small handful that brings tears to my eyes. He had no peer. Not everyone has the ability to understnad his work, his dark and strangely hopeful humor, but enough did and have to have made him famous. Am I grieving his passing alone here, or part of a larger crowd?
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@Autumn42 (64)
• United States
12 Apr 07
You're not alone. I think he was like a cantankerous uncle to many of us, and he will be missed by many.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
13 Apr 07
thank you. I think we, his readers, did adopt him into our mental family(ies)
@glf1980 (222)
• Italy
23 Apr 07
Yesterday I finished my first Vonnegut book, "a man without a country". I think I'll keep on reading him, I like him...
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
29 Apr 07
It's your first, it was his last. Welcome to a large and ardent club.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
13 Apr 07
I must say I didn't read any of his books (sad, I know :( ). But even that way I was quite sad to hear about his passing away. I find the epitaph amazingly beautiful. I cannot put into words how much I like it.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
14 Apr 07
If you like that you will love his books. You wait- he stands alone in his wonderful and unique dimensions.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I didn't know that was his epitaph, it's great! I can just hear him saying that. I have read a few of his books and I loved them. He definitely was different and not everyone can understand his work. I noticed that I didn't really like starting a book of his, but, when I finished, I had really enjoyed it.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Unique. takes us out of our comfort zone, but then he made a new one for us.