K could also have been for Kurt - Kurt Vonnegut… every time I finish one of his books, it’s like a kindly old uncle has been to stay for a week or two and now they have to go, and it’s always a heartbreaker. His lifelong philosophy that kindness was always the best choice is one that seems to resonate with me.
He once received a letter from a student who asked him only to say that ‘everything will be all right’. His response: ‘Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies - God damn it, you've got to be kind.’