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Kurt Vonnegut, God bless him forever, theorized that the woes of the world were due to the death of the extended family.
"I've said in my speeches that everyone needs an extended family, and that the great American disease is loneliness, and we no longer have extended family," he said.
The clip below –- as amazing a piece of captured reality as I’ve ever come across –- is about an extended family. See what you think.
But my God: The baby buff got away. (How about that croc cameo?)
Do you think there is any loneliness in that buffalo herd?
These animals are referred to as lower, as in “lower animals.” Lower than humans. Us.
I also inadvertently defined extended family when I dedicated the re-issue of my novel, Cosmic Banditos. Here’s how the dedication page reads:
“This book is dedicated to people who stick together”
Cosmic Banditos is a fantasy, of course.
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