My dear,

I have this theory, that birds didn’t develop their wings because they wanted to fly, but because they needed to. I don’t think birds had very stable places to grow, unless you call branches ‘stable’ that is. All those birds, on branches, falling to their doom… until one day, they developed wings. And now they and their flight are the envy of the animal kingdom.

We are the birds.

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

Nothing takes you to the next level like sheer terror.

Falsely yours,
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.