Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Life

Dr. Katz sat down on the stairs beside me and put his hand on my shoulder.

"Don't cry, Momo. It's natural for old people to die. You've got your whole life ahead of you."

Was the bastard trying to scare me, or what? I've always noticed that when old people say "you're young, you've got your whole life ahead of you," they smile all over, like it tickled them to think what you're in for.

I stood up. Sure, I had my whole life ahead of me, but I wasn't going to cry myself sick on that account.
-Romain Gary, The Life Before Us

1 Comments:

Blogger Marcus pontificated to the effect that...

Cool.
I have hope for your kids. If your blog is any indication, they are being carpet bombed with good sense.

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