Monday, August 4, 2008

Passing Lamentations

"Hey. Did you hear the sad news? Solzhenitsyn died today," he said.
"He did?"
"Yeah. I just heard it on NPR."
"Wow. That's really, really sad. What a significant loss," she said.
"Yeah. He wrote One day in the life of.. of.."
"Ivan Denisovich. Yes. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the title."
"Hm. Have you read it?"
"No. You?"
"Nope."

[Moment of silence]

"I have to be honest: I didn't know he wasn't already dead," she said.

"Yeah. Me neither."

3 comments:

Laura B. Jones said...

that is funny.

question - - - did you or Wern know he (or is it a she, I already forgot) wasn't already dead?

Ginger said...

It wasn't Wern this time, though the conversation is bound to repeat itself next time I see her (today at lunch!!).

I actually had the exchange with Rich - for once, a bit of talk that did not focus around Baby!

The Girls' Moma said...

I read it! I read it! Not that I remember much of it, but hey, I read it.

But I didn't know he wasn't already dead, either...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Passing Lamentations

"Hey. Did you hear the sad news? Solzhenitsyn died today," he said.
"He did?"
"Yeah. I just heard it on NPR."
"Wow. That's really, really sad. What a significant loss," she said.
"Yeah. He wrote One day in the life of.. of.."
"Ivan Denisovich. Yes. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the title."
"Hm. Have you read it?"
"No. You?"
"Nope."

[Moment of silence]

"I have to be honest: I didn't know he wasn't already dead," she said.

"Yeah. Me neither."

3 comments:

Laura B. Jones said...

that is funny.

question - - - did you or Wern know he (or is it a she, I already forgot) wasn't already dead?

Ginger said...

It wasn't Wern this time, though the conversation is bound to repeat itself next time I see her (today at lunch!!).

I actually had the exchange with Rich - for once, a bit of talk that did not focus around Baby!

The Girls' Moma said...

I read it! I read it! Not that I remember much of it, but hey, I read it.

But I didn't know he wasn't already dead, either...