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April 12, 2007

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I hadn't thought of it so directly, but Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) also played a direct role in the formation of the Taoist parts of my beliefs. Excellent post.

I remember when I first met him, he was solid, yet also so frail.

he made me smile

so it goes...

Excellent indeed. There's another part of Slaughterhouse Five that would seem to fit here, though I loaned out my copy, so I can't quote accurately. Apologies if I've dismembered this too atrociously.

Billy Pilgrim had a prayer framed on his wall:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Billy knew that what he could change was nothing.

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