|gratuitous Valhalla dawn pic|
I don’t know much about being a millionaire, but I’ll bet I’d be darling at it.
~ Dorothy Parker
From Chicago Poem by Lew Welch:
You can’t fix it. You can’t make it go away.
I don’t know what you’re going to do about it,
But I know what I’m going to do about it. I’m just
going to walk away from it. Maybe
A small part of it will die if I’m not around
feeding it anymore.
The poem is about the midwestern landscape's bare, unforgiving, hardness and the grinding crush of the city. Reading it this morning, I find his words applying to internal struggles, the harsh cities within myself. Rage – if I don’t feed it, if I let go, as much as I’m able, maybe a small part of it will die.
We invent ourselves out of ingredients we didn’t choose, by a process we can’t control.
~ Lew Welch
Close cover before striking.
Against the ruin of the world, there is only one defense—the creative act.
~ Kenneth Rexroth
A working class hero is something to be.
~ John Lennon
And so the Red Sox threaten but do not score.
~ some Boston radio announcer
When the going gets tough the tough get going
When the tough get going, the going gets tough.
~ Peter DeVries
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
~ Raoul Duke
All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not.
~ John Steinbeck
Batteries not included.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
~ Kurt Vonnegut
|The incomparable Ralph Steadman|
Money is like junk. A dose that fixes you on a Monday, won’t fix you on a Friday.
~ William Burroughs
A beaded silk cardigan can add a bit of glitter to any quiet outfit.
~ Bernadine Morris
Use only as directed.
This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it – that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesman with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
~ Hunter S. Thompson
And when justice is gone, there’s always force
And when force is gone, there’s always Mom.
~ Laurie Anderson
Poetry is a human gift.
~ VVAW brother
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
If anything can go wrong, it will – and at the worst possible moment.
~ Murphy’s Law
Murphy was an optimist.
~ O’Tooles Commentary
Future shock occurs when you are confronted by the fact that the world you were educated to believe in doesn’t exist.
~ Postman & Weingartner
Shake well before usingThings fall apart; the centre cannot hold.
~ W.B. Yeats
It’s hard to explain what Death looks like.
~ Henry Beckman
I’m not afraid to die; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
~ Woody Allen
And, as best as I could arrange, TAB wasn’t. Yes, his body was present but his mind was in a jazz infused dreamland.
Until it wasn’t.
All sales are final.