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I know you are expecting me to segue with another story about milk sammiches, but the snow has passed and we are now onto rain..rain.. and some more rain. And well, that is okay. I knew what I was signing up for when I packed up and headed across country to Portland 😉 I happen to be a big fan of the rain. I love the sound of it on the roof and skylights while I read and work. The grey skies pair well with my headaches. Rain is my friend. It is soothing.
“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
-Gilbert K. Chesterton
A Very Mini Review of a Very Short Story
By Kurt Vonnegut
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Blurb: 2BR02B is a satiric short story that imagines life & death in a future world where aging has been “cured” & population control is mandated and administered by the government.
Okay, so I am pretty sure this is the shortest short story I have ever encountered. I debated just leaving a rating on GoodReads and calling it done. But this little gem deserves a mention, no matter how brief.
Imagine a world where the human lifespan has become indefinite thanks to the advancements of science and healthcare. Of course this miraculous cure also can pose the great risk of overpopulation. 2BR02B takes place in a Chicago hospital where we are introduced to the very means that are being executed to control the population. In order for a new life to be born, one must be given.
So being only 15 pages in length, that is literally all that I can reveal without telling you the whole story. However, while small in size, the message delivered hits with an impact and takes the reader on a brief yet terrifying journey into the what if. This story challenges us not only to question the possible horrors of government regulation and control, but of medical advancement gone too far. It forces the reader to confront death and life head on, accepting that sometimes even death is a necessary part of life.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Revenants: The Odyssey Home
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
(Click images for additional info on Goodreads.com)
I am also currently beta reading a third title. This is my second opportunity to beta read, so I was thrilled. I have to admit that I am head over heels for The Lies of Locke Lamora. So why is it taking me so long to complete? I am battling some sleep issues which have slowed me down. I will catch up soon.
Outside of the blogosphere: I received some wonderful news that I will be going fully remote with work. What does this mean? Over the next two weeks I will be making the transition to work from home. This will allow me the opportunity to put in many more hours and contribute more to the awesome team I work for! I am waiting for the equipment to come in. I am so excited about this journey. Most of you know that I have struggled to accept working part-time and no longer being able to drive. I am truly thankful to work for such an amazing company that has proven time and time again that they value their employees. They value me. This is also going to help me accept my illness a little better I believe, because I will still have a way to contribute and accomplish more. This calls for a little Ren Mccormack celebration 😉
That concludes what feels like a very successful week for me. I would love to hear how your week has been and what you are currently reading. Drop me a line below in the comments please!