BETWEEN BIRTH AND BURIAL, WE FIND OURSELVES in a comedy of mysteries. If you don’t think life is mysterious, if you believe you have it all mapped out, you aren’t paying attention or you’ve anesthetized yourself with booze or drugs, or with a comforting ideology. And if you don’t think life’s a comedy-well, friend, you might as well hurry along to that burial. The rest of us need people with whom we can laugh. In

Between birth and burial, we find ourselves in a comedy of mysteries. If you don’t think life is mysterious, if you believe you have it all mapped out, you aren’t paying attention or you’ve anesthetized yourself with booze or drugs, or with a comforting ideology. And if you don’t think life’s a comedy – well, friend, you might as well hurry along to that burial. The rest of us need people with whom we can laugh.