Saturday, May 28, 2005

Joe Heller

True story, Word of Honor
Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer
now dead,
and I were at a party given by a billionaire
on Shelter Island.
I said, "Joe, how does it feel
to know that our host only yesterday
may have made more money
than your novel 'Catch-22'
has earned in its entire history?"
And Joe said, "I've got something he can never have."
And I said, "What on earth could that be, Joe?"
And Joe said "The knowledge that I've got enough."
Not bad! Rest in peace.

--- Kurt Vonnegut
(from the New Yorker magazine May 16, 2005) Thanx to Y.A. Duck for sending this.


Blogger Gazetteer said...


Shivers on that one.

Thanks Larry

8:51 PM  

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