Friday, April 29, 2011

Stories Have Shapes...

Did you ever realize that stories have shapes? Famed author Kurt Vonnegut realizes it, and this little piece of schitck by him is one of the most clever things I've seen recently. Please excuse his French (only once, thankfully!) and listen to this, because his wit is so sparkling it flies in the face of his routinely rumpled looks. What's more, his point happens to be kinda relative to what everyone's talking about today...a royal wedding!

Do listen, please! It is funny, funny, funny...especially for anyone who likes to write (even a blog)!

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20 comments:

jen said...

That was fantastic. So clever. Now why didn't I invent Cinderella? I could be wealthy too!

Anna M said...

E stands for Electricity! HA! this was hilarious

Varda said...

That was fabulous! I love Kurt Vonnegut, have ever since I was a teen & started reading him. I have never seen this gem. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Ames said...

This was funny! Thanks for sharing it. Made me chuckle!~Ames

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

This is so fantastic, Sue. I'm such a creative thinker, and this made me smile so big. Thank you for posting! XO!

Brian Miller said...

nice...love this as my mind wanders around the creative space between my ears...i hope you have an incredible weekend...

anitamombanita said...

awesome! Loved it!

Momza said...

so so nice! thanks for sharing, Sue!
Definitely gives food for thought!

Dixie Mom said...

Makes me want to go and do that to everything I've ever written. I'm afraid my journal entries wouldn't reach those "highs"!

Jenny said...

Wow! How cool was this? I've never heard him speak before. Neat, neat, neat!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Ahhh, Cinderella is my most favorite story--so I guess according to this I am normal. I didn't see the wedding today though, but I have heard a lot about it. I sure wish them the best.

Donna said...

Cinderella...yes! That says it all!

Fun post!

Kristin said...

Wow - what a find! Now I need to go pick up one of his books again . . . it's been a LONG time!

Kristin

Grandma Honey said...

"She achieves off scale happiness!"
:) Love that line!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

He is hysterical! I really enjoyed that. Poor old Cinderella--but I like the infinite happiness ending. And it is pretty fascinating to see the similarity in how stories are told--bad things happen then there is some sort of recovery and "people LOVE that!"

:) Thanks for sharing that, Sue. I hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa Loo said...

So funny to think of putting my life story on a graph.....boing...boing....boing....

karen said...

Oh that was funny - clever man, clever wit.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Great stuff!! Love a good "speech" :)

Darlene said...

Funny, I never particularly liked the story of Cinderella and I can't even tell you why. But this was pretty funny. Dick thought so too. Interesting too, to hear the sound of his voice.

Jess said...

SO funny- I loved it

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