Kurt Vonnegut’s peephole closed.

Kurt Vonnegut (small image from the 1972 film adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five, with Valerie Perrine)pHinnK

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) —pHinnK

In some of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, when somebody dies, Vonnegut does not call it dying. He writes that this person had their “peephole closed” and when they are born, they simply have their “peephole opened”.