Thursday, March 15, 2012


“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, 
singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that's the way to live. 
All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea 
out there, with the Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the 
outer channel fluid belly waters. And if your cans are redhot and you can't hold 
them in your hands, just use good old railroad gloves, that's all.” 

                                                                                                   ― Jack KerouacThe Dharma Bums

Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac; March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969, was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spiritualityjazzpromiscuityBuddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. His writings have inspired other writers, including Ken KeseyBob DylanEddie VedderRichard BrautiganCurtis Meanor,Thomas Pynchon, Lester BangsTom RobbinsWill ClarkeBen GibbardHaruki MurakamiJacquelyn Landgraf.

Kerouac became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements. In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long-standing abuse of alcohol. Since his death Kerouac's literary prestige has grown and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, among them: On the RoadDoctor SaxThe Dharma Bums, Mexico City BluesThe Subterraneans,Desolation AngelsVisions of Cody and Big Sur. 

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  1. A wonderful post, and beautiful photograph, Tito Eric!

    Thank you so very much for being a part of The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day, and I will surely still see you here!


  2. great post for skywatch... magnificent sight! Have a great weekend ahead!!! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

  3. Perfect illustration to go with Jack's description. . .just use good ole' railroad gloves. Beautiful water!

  4. Very beautiful photo and post for SWF,Tito Eric!Well done!Have a nice weekend!

  5. Great composition!
    Nice blue colour in the sky!
    Happy Skywatch!

  6. with the boat framed by the tree...beautiful!

  7. Love how you frame these photo.

  8. Thank you for including Landon in your prayers... very much appreciated! =)

  9. SO very beautiful! A lovely use of natural framing... Please forgive me my tardiness in visiting your entry in ‘Weekly Top Shot,’ I have been rather under the weather the past few days, although still working. I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at 'Weekly Top Shot.' :-) I hope you'll come share again next week...