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Billy had a framed prayer on his office wall which expressed his method for keeping going, even though he was unenthusiastic about living. A lot of patients who saw the prayer on Billy’s wall told him that it helped them to keep going, too. It went like this:

GOD GRANT ME
THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT
THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE,
COURAGE
TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN
AND WISDOM ALWAYS
TO TELL THE
DIFFERENCE.

Among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, the present, and the future.[1]

To the few people who randomly stumble upon this blog once in a while: sorry for the lack of updates. Work’s been busy and I haven’t had a lot of time to read. So it goes.


[1]Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5 (1969; London, 2000), 50.