Saturday, April 07, 2007

A Period of Readjustment

"In the year Ten Million, according to Koradubian, there would be a tremendous house-cleaning. All records relating to the period between the death of Christ and the year One Million A.D. would be hauled to the dumps and burned. This would be done, said Koradubian, because museums and archives would be crowding the living right off the earth.
The million-year period to which the burned junk related would be summed up in history books in one sentence, according to Koradubian: 'Following the death of Jesus Christ, there was a period of readjustment that lasted for approximately one million years.'"

-Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"

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