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Last Rites of Bokononism

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!
Good night.
I will go to heaven now.
I can hardly wait...
To find out for certain what my wampeter was...
And who was in my karass...
And all the good things our karass did for you.
Amen.

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telie13
Apr. 12th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
this is the most worthy tribute i've seen yet :)
fenriss
Apr. 12th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
Man, I was so weepy last night. I haven't reacted to the death of a public figure this intensely in ages.
boadiccea
Apr. 12th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful! Is it Vonnegut?
fenriss
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yep. It's from Cat's Cradle. It always makes me a bit misty, and especially today.
boadiccea
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Can you believe I've never read him? Have always intended to. I should fix that tout suite.
fenriss
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
His worlds are so interesting and complex, yet he's always so plain and unpretensious. He does tend to be pretty dark, but I tend to like that.
peregrin8
Apr. 12th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
You have much fun awaiting you!
peregrin8
Apr. 12th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
aww, I'm getting verklempft...
fenriss
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
you and me both
chile_sauce
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's a sad day. I can still remember reading my first Vonnegut short story in high school and having to do a report on it. Afterwords, I went to the library and checked out every single Vonnegut book there was!

That was a fine tribute to an American legend!
fenriss
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks, sweetie.
chadu
Apr. 12th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Amen.

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