While it's interesting that the trailer for Gilliam's forthcoming The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus includes Johnny Depp delivering the line 'Nothing's permanent- not even death', what with Heath Ledger having died during its filming, it bears note that in the 80s, Gilliam directed a film in which the main character says 'and that was only one of the many occasions I met my death- an experience which I don't hesitate strongly to recommend'. I do believe Mr. G. has a bit of a devotion to the concept that yeah- we don't ever really cease; what we did lives on past us and represents us to future generations. Granted, to me, the best part of Baron Munchausen is that story-telling overthrows the enemy at the gates. Story-telling. That's just so damned awesome. It's also interesting to watch this one and debate about its meaning in post-9/11 reality: there's definitely some conversation extant here.
Who knows, maybe someday someone will find the copy of Little, Big that I marked up tracing sub-plots (which I already sold to a used bookstore when I was particularly hungry) and wonder who it was that scrawled all that pencil in there and why I did it with uncial lower-case D's rather than cursive ones. And they may even learn a bit about the book based on my scribbling.
Or perhaps someone will actually wind up reading this novel I'm getting close to finishing, and that a literary agent is farming about here and there.
It's fascinating to wonder.
As Warren Ellis might say but didn't: good night, my little fruitbats of sexcrime.