Kurt Vonnegut on castles

“Henry David Thoreau said, ‘I have traveled extensively in Concord.’ That quotation was probably first brought to my attention by one of my magnificent teachers in high school. Thoreau, I now feel, wrote in the voice of a child, as do I. And what he said about Concord is what every child feels, what every child seemingly must feel, about the place where he or she was born. There is surely more than enough to marvel at for a lifetime, no matter where the child is born.

Castles? Indianapolis was full of them.”

— Kurt Vonnegut (via Palm Sunday)