Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Beautiful and Stupid

An incident Sunday morning made me think of a line from Cathrynne Valente's novel Space Opera: "Life is beautiful and life is stupid." A 79 year old man was injured trying to rescue a turtle on the highway.

That was beautiful. What a sweet old man, caring about the life of a turtle. But it was also stupid. There is a lot of traffic on that highway and most of it going 10 - 15 MPH over the speed limit. I understand, but it's not worth it.

I wonder if the turtle is okay.


  1. I can't decide if I think the turtle guy was stupid or not. I can't fault his thought process, but...yeesh.

    In other news, I loved SPACE OPERA, but it did take a bit of work to get into. Valente seems to LOVE sentences that go on for entire paragraphs!

    1. At first I loved the long, flowery sentences but after a little bit I started to get impatient with them before finally really getting into the story. Final verdict: brilliant. I loved it and it's not even the kind of book I usually go in for.