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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Requiem, J.D.

Writer J.D. Salinger passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 91.

Salinger was the writer of the acclaimed novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, wherein his hero, Holden Caulfield, exemplified the voice of teenage angst that still rings true up to today. I remember reading “Catcher” when I was in fourth year high school, and I remember the resonance I felt with Holden, about how difficult it was to deal with life, and how magnificent our dreams could be at that age.

I am thankful for Salinger for helping deal with that always-difficult stage of life.

Requiem in pace, J.D.

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