Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Tuesday

Some good writing today - celebrating my first ever ipod/subway commute this morning.

From today's NY Times op-ed, written by a Pennsylvania nurse on witnessing her first patient die:
What can one do? Go home, love your children, try not to bicker, eat well, walk in the rain, feel the sun on your face and laugh loud and often, as much as possible, and especially at yourself. Because the only antidote to death is not poetry, or drama, or miracle drugs, or a roomful of technical expertise and good intentions. The antidote to death is life.

From The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay:
Sammy performed the rapid series of operations - which combined elements of the folding of wet laundry, the shoveling of damp ashes, and the swallowing of a secret map on the point of capture by enemy troops - that passed, in this mother's kitchen, for eating. Then he stood up, wiped his lips with the back of his hand, and pulled on his good wool blazer. "Come on, Joe, we gotta go."

Love life, guys.