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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
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“I gave up on ever trying to get 'my way.' I barely knew it existed.”
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
“It's no accident that most ads are pitched to people in their 20s and 30s. Not only are they so much cuter than their elders...but they are less likely to have gone through the transformative process of cleaning out their deceased parents' stuff. Once you go through that, you can never look at *your* stuff in the same way. You start to look at your stuff a little postmortemistically. If you've lived more than two decades as an adult consumer, you probably have quite the accumulation, even if you're not a hoarder...I'm not saying I never buy stuff, because I absolutely do. Maybe I'm less naive about the joys of accumulation.”
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
“I don't want to be a PULSATING PIECE OF PROTOPLASM!”
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
“I wish that, at the end of life, when things were truly "done," there was something to look forward to. Something more pleasure-oriented. Perhaps opium, or heroin. So you become addicted. So what? All-you-can-eat ice cream parlors for the extremely aged. Big art pictures books and music. EXTREME palliative care, for when you've had it with everything else: the x-rays, the MRIs, the boring food, and the pills that don't do anything at all. Would that be so bad?”
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
“But we can't lead our lives in fear of what might be. So live each day to its utmost, only then will you be free. (Poem by Chast's mother)”
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?