A Salute to Brother Theodore
Who was Brother Theodore? Stand-up tragedist, quadrupedist, philosopher, poet, monologuist, actor, chess master, Holocaust survivor, talk show guest, anti-humorist and spelunker in the darkest caves of the human mind. And a personal hero and role model.
“My name, as you may have guessed, is Theodore. I come from a strange stock. The members of my family were mostly epileptics, vegetarians, stutterers, triplets, nailbiters. But we’ve always been happy.”
“The best thing is not to be born. But who is as lucky as that? To whom does it happen? Not to one among millions and millions of people.”
“Only what we have lost forever do we possess forever. Only when we have drunk from the river of darkness can we truly see. Only when our legs have rotted off can we truly dance. As long as there is death, there is hope.”