Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’

From “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” by Kurt Vonnegut… RIP

Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84 – New York Times