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Kurt is up in heaven now... - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
Kurt is up in heaven now...
I eat ice cream when patients die. Today, it's for another of my lifelong icons.

I still remember the day in sixth grade when Asimov died. Today I closed out my ER shift with a bit of news that set a somber tone...

Goodbye, Kurt Vonnegut.

I read Man Without A Country to my husband and infant daughter on the way home from a family gathering, just this Saturday. My grandfather gave it to me.

And one short paragraph is particularly apropos:
I am, incidentally, Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that totally functionless capacity. We had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, and I spoke and said at one point, "Isaac is up in heaven now." It was the funniest thing I could have said to an audience of humanists. I rolled them in the aisles. It was several minutes before order could be restored. And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, "Kurt is up in heaven now." That's my favorite joke.

now feeling:: sad sad

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daimones From: daimones Date: April 12th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/books/11cnd-vonnegut.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Oddly enough, I don't remember anything about Asimov dying.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 12th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
So it goes.

Rest in peace.

-darius
waifofthenorth From: waifofthenorth Date: April 12th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
My Father-in-law tells the story of how one day in a bar in some South American country, he saw Kurt Vonnegut sitting there and asked, "Are you Kurt Vonnegut?"

"Not today", he said.

winktwice From: winktwice Date: April 13th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Two of my alltime favorite authors...
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