When I think about my own death, I don't console myself with the idea that my descendants and my books and all that will live on. Anybody with any sense knows that the whole solar system will go up like a celluloid collar by-and-by. I honestly believe, though, that we are wrong to think that moments go away, never to be seen again. This moment and every moment lasts forever.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, "Reflections on My Own Death"
in Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions),
page 184 of the yellowed 1976 Dell first paperback printing