Life! Carpe diem! Carpe viam! Carpe vitam!

I am listening to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road - Wikipedia. What a rant! What a stream-of-consciousness-grab-life-by-the-horns-drink-until-it-kills-you peaan to not missing a single moment or experience in life !

Figure 1: “Upward and Onward” by George Jones is licenced under CC SA 4.0

Figure 1: “Upward and Onward” by George Jones is licenced under CC SA 4.0

A lot of what happened in the 60s starts, I won’t say to make sense, but to have a context…. musically there was Route 66, Tangled Up In Blue, All Come To Look For America, Me And You And A Dog Named Boo, There’s A Killer On The Road …. and to some extent Woodstock (what happens 10 years later when thousands of people try to live the carefee life spontaneously together on a farm in upstate NY without proper infrastructure) and as an echo people following the dead on tour …. Wow, man !

Keruac’s and friends lifestyle choices were, let’s just say different than my own, but man did he grab the bull (life) by the horns.

In my own tame way I get out and play where there are bears, rattle snakes thunderstorms, chances to discuss 19th century philosophical movements with a rap-loving kid from the Bronx out for a hike and a meet a guy from Mexico City hiking the Appalachian trail because his grandfather read Thoreau in Spanish …

To life !

#23 of #100DaysToOffload take 2,