Couldn’t have said it better:
April 12th, 2007
Mark Twain died in November 1910. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was not born until November of 1922. Probably his temporary absence was a major contributing factor to the planet’s failure to avoid the Great War. The country and the planet can ill afford another twelve year wait before he returns to us. If nothing else, there’s this Iran thing around the corner…
From the Books of Bokonon:
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.
Nobody but you could have done it, God! I certainly couldn’t have.
I feel very unimportant compared to You.
The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn’t even get to sit up and look around.
I got so much, and most mud got so little.
Thank you for the honor!
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep.
What memories for mud to have!
What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met!
I loved everything I saw!