"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."
That's what Kerouac said,
and it's a good way to live too
for a while.
But no one can keep going like that forever.
Being sincere is like running full speed,
you can only keep going for so long
until you give out.
Then your legs start to grind
your lungs dry
and you have to drag your pathetic, heaving body off the path
where no one else can see.
at those times
pack your sorry ass to the bar
and in dim light
consult Bukowski and the deepness of a cup.
Who knows what you'll find in there?
Maybe you'll find yourself;
maybe you'll find the illusion.
If you find the illusion, don't be disappointed.
As Bukowski said,
in the end
the illusion's all you'll miss.
In the end
is the only thing
worth fighting for.
Currently I work at a newspaper: writer/webproducer/videographer/copy-editor
Basically anything they want me to be. I wouldn't say I'm high up the ladder or anything (you wouldn't either), but I get to move around and do interesting work and every once in a while the food critic shares his meal.
In my heart, I wanted to be a fiction writer though. I thought I had said that, but people heard "journalist," and well, sometimes it takes ambition a while to pay the bills.
2. Banging pots in pans around in the name of cooking--though the kitchens on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria probably came better equipped than my own.
3. A Chinese card game called "Landlord"
I'm attracted to complexity in balance, and that raw splash of color that elevates people into something more than run of the mill.
I respect sincerity--not necessarily the wholesome kind, you can be sincere about anything really--especially when it's linked with growth.
I like to read, and heaps of books tend to accumulate wherever I live. It's odd how many people say they like to read, then only list the classics that were thrust upon them in high school. Books deserve better than that, no?
Music: Stick me in the ground with no doors and no windows, but so long as you provide a steady supply of George Brassens and good cocktails, I'll make a life.
Characters: In life and on the page
Surprises: the good ones, please.
(Otherwise) Writing and how to be happy.
How the world is full of sandwiches.
Have got something better than baggage to share
Your fortune cookie demands it!