Farewell, J. D. Salinger

Friday, January 29, 2010 | |

Holden Caulfield:

"Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody."

P.S., Salinger's death brings back memories of the death of John Lennon and that stupid Marc David Chapman who shot him, curiously. nevertheless he showed his taste in literature by carrying "The Catcher in the Rye" with him at the time.

picture taken from the music video "Blackwinged Bird"  by Emm Gryner.