October 13, 2018

Literary Inquiry

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I have read many of your books. I notice you are old and strange and that I am young and normal. I would like to be old and strange someday, too. Any advice for an aspiring human such as my myself or my kitty?



Daniel replies:

Actually, I am old and fairly normal. I have observed that people who regard themselves as young and normal are often less normal than they think. Kitties are uniformly strange, which would be normal for them. After a while, even as little a while as I've spent writing this reply, the words tend to lose all meaning.