I went back in time, through many dozens of posts, after being alerted that one of a post’s links no longer worked. In repairing the link by finding another iteration of the same late-in-life Kurt Vonnegut interview, I could not help but re-read the entire interview.
What can I say? I like to read. Especially when drudgery beckons.
Strangely enough–given a much more recent post–I realized Vonnegut had mentioned Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale, and how it “is one of his best and most realistic comedies, but there are some interesting tragic elements.”
I of course had been mentally reclassifying the same play, despite abundant evidence to the contrary, as a tragedy.
I paused at the line in Vonnegut’s interview I once had meant to revisit but long ago forgot: “Only a person of deep faith can afford the luxury of skepticism.”
It describes Jim so well.