I found out today the woman on the left, Mary Beth Walton, has passed away. I met her for only a few minutes, and regret one of the only things I knew about her was that she was in poor health. She lived long enough to hold her granddaughter, and teach me why they call it a cycle of life - not of death.
''When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is 'So it goes'.''
-Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Posted by Steve Bartel at 12:42 AM