Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn’t it such a relief to have somebody say that? – Kurt Vonnegut
It is a bummer to be a human being, and it is such a relief to have someone say that. Life has its awesome moments, but being human (as compared to other species) has a lot of disadvantages, not the least of which is having the capacity to think and feel intensely – sometimes with reason and emotion clashing with each other like two gladiators fighting for their lives in the pit.
Everyone has his own coping mechanism, but I think that in this matter, we writers have one thing we can always fall back on: writing! [Read more…]