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March 2017

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everybody's twisted, baby, trying to fit

This is slightly delayed today, because that boy I like and I were kind of buying a house. Ahem.

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“I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When I was a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in the First World War were silent during the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of Armistice Day, which was the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

“It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one and another. I have talked to old men who were on battlefields during that minute. They have told me in one way or another that the sudden silence was the voice of God. So we still have among us some men who can remember when God spoke clearly to mankind.

“Armistice Day has become Veterans’ Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans’ Day is not.

“So I will throw Veterans’ Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don’t want to throw away any sacred things.

“What else is sacred? Oh, Romeo and Juliet, for instance.

“And all music is.”

--Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions, 1973

Comments

Moment of silence first.

Then...

Congratulations on the house!!

w00t!

WooT!
Congrats on Johnny Cash.
Congrats on the house. Your state or his?
I do love how you always post this. And I always remember that two of those old men who heard that silent voice of God? Were my two grandfathers.

And also, house! Yay house! Houses are excellent, as is that boy you like.
Well-posted!

And - CONGRATS!!!!

Congratulations on the house.

I always get a chill reading the Vonnegut.

Congratulations on house ownership!
Congrats on the house!!! May the closing be swift and uneventful!