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About Alice By Calvin Trillin "No one would ever choose to have cancer or to be raped," she wrote. "But you don't get to choose, and it is possible at least to understand what Ernest Becker meant when he said something like, "To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything, or to begin to understand the line in 'King Lear'- 'Ripeness is all.' You might have chosen to become ripe less dramatically or dangerously, but you can still savor ripeness.
alice & calvin trillin