Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sneering At Puppies
Some people will be posting about how lucky they are and how much there is to be thankful for. Let me buck that trend. Here is a quote for Thanksgiving.
"When you look at how minuscule and unimportant we are in light of the immensity of all existence, when you look at how even the greatest tragedy a person can experience is nothing when set against the backdrop of the tapestry that is life...when you are able to see that, you can start to realize how pointless your existence is. You can understand that you're not even fit to be a dot on an italicized 'i' We're all just the butt of some enormous colossal joke. God sits on high laughing at us all."
"So...um...why don't you kill yourself?"
"Because, fortunately, I at least have a sense of humor."
So think about that when you're sitting around the table giving thanks, or when you're appreciating a Spring day, or marveling at a baby's smile. Me? I'm going to go outside and sneer at puppies.
Posted by Stewart Sternberg at 8:25 AM