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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


" "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say an uncommon-place thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles." ~ Jack Kerouac Novelist and poet (1922-1969)

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together," he said. He wrote the powerful novel On the Road (1957), an odyssey and revelation which continues to sell 100,000 copies yearly.

"No time for poetry but exactly what is," observed the writer who became a vagabond across America to see life first-hand and capture the adventure with all the colors of life. Like an improvisational jazz musician he let the juices of automatic writing flow, "writing whatever comes into your head as it comes, poetry returned to its origin in the bardic child... wham wham the true blue song of man.

"The hip inspiration to writers Ken Kesey and Hunter S. Thompson, actor Marlon Brando, musician Bob Dylan, and others, Kerouac once urged, "Be a crazy dumb saint of your own mind... Have no fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge."

~Live like fabulous yellow roman candles.~

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I think I've decided I'm a hippie. I missed being one the first time in the 70's. Now I can't really live like this, but part of my soul wishes I could and I certainly do understand the passion he writes about. I don't think one has to live like this 100% to experience what he's talking about either. I think you experience life in a lot of little ways so that it fits into you're overall life.

Now here is a website I found on the Blog site Vox (I didn't know another existed - did you?)

This is one older woman (? she's beautiful by the way) who I think is living the above quote. She seems to be a wild older woman. Kind of interesting. She wrote and article on guilt that will grab you and one on advice from an elder to a young person. Check her out.

Hope these two things will get your mind going.

Love,
Chatty

1 comment:

catatonickid said...

The quotes and the post on guilt put me in mind of a Robin Williams quote: "You are only given a little madness, you mustn't lose it."

The longing that is On the Road - the insatiable spirit and the freedom of experiencing life so vividly seems a truly wonderful thing to me.