I don't know if anyone has seen the illustration on the vonnegut.com website.
I realize now that he died almost exactly one year after I had discovered him, when a friend of mine from college loaned me her copy of Breakfast of Champions, and I started it on a plane flight back from San Francisco. By "discovered", I mean, that's when I truly started appreciating his writing. I had to read various prose bits of his during high school, and was in a cute-ish play that was based on his work, and I saw a tuft of grey hair (associated with his somewhat solemn voice) from the dooway to a cathedral in Saint Paul, when he was there after the release of "Bagombo Snuff Box."
But never before had I been so hooked on anything he had written, and it had been a long time since I had been hooked on fiction in general. And a long time since I had picked up on all sorts of little sentences that followed me around everywhere. One of the best being:
It is hard to adapt to chaos, but it can be done. I am
living proof of that: It can be done.
Anyone else have a favorite quote? If so, do share.