A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Casual Fridays: Kerouac and spider stars

sunrise outside the subway station this morning.
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 a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars... 

-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

That's always been a favorite quote of mine. Thanks for letting me share it with you. Burn brightly this weekend, story-makers. See you back here on Monday. 
xo Britt 

1 comment:

  1. Oh yah, one of my faves too. Though i must admit some difficulty meshing the Beats' affinity for Buddhism -- meditation, contemplation, silence and inner knowledge being diametrically opposed to the frenetic noise and activity implied in the quote.


    Maybe it's an American thing, of the era and place: the rebellion against 1950s conformist, the imminent threat of Cold War nuclear annihilation ... all madness, that demands a mad spirituality to counterbalance it.

    But the American mind has long been adept at holding two conflicting ideas at the same time.

    When in doubt: Road trip!

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