Rapture 2011 -- a reader's Q&A
As devoted readers, you're probably woindering how Rapture 2011 -- coming this Saturday to a planet near you -- will affect your life. Here's a quick primer:
Q: Do I have to return my overdue books to the library today? A: Baltimore-area libraries are not making exceptions for the Rapture. If you're headed for heaven on Saturday, the libraries will have a hard time collecting fines from you. But as a good soul, you'll probably want to leave the books behind for the folks who are still stuck on Earth.
Q: I'm only on page 73 in "Ulysses," can I take it with me? A: If you're reading that blasphemous novel, you're not headed upstairs, so don't worry. You'll have plenty of time to finish. Those who are still plodding through "Gone with the Wind" can bring it along.
Q: If you go to a motel in heaven, is there a Bible in the nightstand? A: Oddly enough, no. But I'd like to think my favorite book will be waiting there.
Send me other questions and I'll provide the answers.
Photo of Damien Hirsh's painting, "Rapture."