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Trapped in the amber of the moment
"The greatest source of misery in the world, the greatest cause of anguish and hatred and sadness and death, was neither disease nor race nor religion. It was hope."
Shalom Auslander, Hope: A Tragedy
Peanuts

Peanuts

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Peanuts

Peanuts

"If what Billy Pilgrim learned from the Tralfamadorians is true, that we will all live forever, no matter how dead we may sometimes seem to be, I am not overjoyed. Still—if I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I’m grateful that so many of those moments are nice."
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Peanuts

Peanuts

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

"Why me?"
“That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?”
“Yes.”
“Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why."

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Peanuts

Peanuts

"If we are not sad when we part, we must have done something lovely."
Kurt Vonnegut, in a letter to lifelong friend Loree Rackstraw
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Peanuts

Peanuts

"Your eye will no longer linger on the light, it will no longer trace constellations. You’ll care only about the darkness and you’ll watch it for hours, for days, maybe even for years, trying in vain to believe you’re some kind of indispensable, universe-appointed sentinel, as if just by looking you could actually keep it all at bay."
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski