Monday 20 June 2011

Kurt Vonnegut is awesome. And very scary.

I finished reading Slaughterhouse-Five on a Sunday night.

Monday morning, the better half informs me of weird bed-side behaviour and ramblings about time travel.

I then flip through my phone, and realise I'd typed this out in the "Notes" section, reproduced verbatim (except for the timestamp bit; that was generated by the phone)

Date: Monday, 20th June, 2011
Time: 00:21

Time is like a fractal tree. The past is always the trunk, the future always the branches, and the present is always the junction of the two.

To the simple mind, time can be visualised as an endless 3-dimensional matrix of amber. And every moment of our lives is captured in it as bugs. Except we are all the bugs, in every direction. But our actual physical manifestation can only be one point in time, because is is not a spatial dimension!

This seems to make sense at some points, but is also disturbingly out of reach to my conscious mind and brain. Hence recorded here.

What. The. FRACK?!

Dear Mr. Vonnegut: what have you made me smoke, and may I please have some more?


Anonymous said...

Can you please send me the link to the book? Really seems to be awesome! I have asked the representatives of in chat about the book and the preview, and I am waiting for the reply there. Is there a direct link to the e-book?

Wilhelm Duncan said...
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Wilhelm Duncan said...

Another Kurt Vonnegut quote: “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.” – from one and only Cat's Cradle. I really enjoyed his works. I. Asimov, P. Dick, R. Bradbury and his books, are the best things for me to read. At least on this stage of my life. If only we got more movies based on their books instead of this Marval and DC trash. If you ever paper on those themes, you should definitely readreview of Essay writer.