November 20, 2008

The first day I ever saw Venice, I walked the city end to end. It is a very good place to get out of your system~Venetian kitsch is pernicious, and Americans are highly susceptible to it.

When I got tired, I stopped at an internet cafe. While surfing Wikipedia’s “Recent deaths” page (which I recommend, even if you are not an obituary connoisseur), I read that my cousin Julia had succumbed to bladder cancer that day.

I still don’t know quite what to make of this.

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One Response to “”

  1. Choi Says:

    Deaths in 2038

    J. Choi, 52, Professional soccer coach and renowned kindergarten specialist, heart attack.

    That would be ideal.

    What would be yours, Shards of the Line?


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