Trapped in the Amber of Time

Trapped in the Amber of Time

Excerpt from the Novel, “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnequt, Jr, p 76-77.

Scene where Billy is first abducted by aliens:      “‘Welcome aboard, Mr. Pilgrim,’ said the loudspeaker. ‘Any questions?’

Billy licked his lips, thought a while, inquired at last: ‘Why me?’

‘That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?’ 

‘Yes.’ Billy, in fact, had a paperweight in his office which was a blob of polished amber with three lady-bugs embedded in it.

‘Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.'”

 

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4 thoughts on “Trapped in the Amber of Time

  1. I like your bears.
    of particular interest – My son has a bear EXACTLY like the one dressed up in bikinis and other outfits. We call the bear Rupey (short for Rupert). I have been searching for a long time to find a duplicate “stunt double” for that bear in case my son ever misplaces his bear. Do you know where I can buy a bear like that one? or what brand it is (the tag on ours is cut off) or any useful tips? This mom would be VERY grateful. Thanks.

    • I bought these bears at IKEA – they carried them about two years ago and I bought twenty of them. I havn’t seen them in our Israel IKEA since then though. I have used all of mine in my art, otherwise I would send it to you. good luck 🙂

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