June 30, 2004

I love the New Yorker

From this week's Shouts & Murmurs, "A Prayer" by Paul Simms:

Well, that's about it, Lord.

Actually, as long as I've got You, let me just mention a few final ways for me to die that may or may not seem funny to You, depending on Your sense of humor.

I would rather be burned beyond all recognition than burned almost beyond all recognition, especially if the pictures are going to end up on the Internet.

If some kind of rare organism eats away at my body from the inside, please let it be microscopic. Or just slightly larger than microscopic. Let's put it this way: if it's big enough to have a face, that would be too big.

Thank You for Your time, Lord.

Posted by Carey at June 30, 2004 11:05 PM