LJ user cannibal comments on the passing of Kurt Vonnegut, JR:
“We’re all bound by society… perhaps not the lead weights and mental handicap radios of the Handicapper General, but we break our own concentration and mute what intelligence we have by watching television, and ruin our bodies with junk food… some of us, for a little while, can break free like Vonnegut did in his books… ‘neutralizing gravity with love and pure will'”.
LJ user 9whilenine also shares:
“Its always strange to feel so affected by the death of someone I never knew personally in a way that I would know a friend or relative. Knowing a person’s work and reading interviews is one thing; it’s another to later in life realize the works and thoughts of a person had actually influenced and inspired you.”