Why me?" "That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?" "Yes." "Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Confined to a geodesic dome, the artist/Billy Pilgrim is reduced to reading Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls.