Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kerouac Day 9: On freedom

Day 9 in The Beat Handbook is titled, "On Freedom," and references the below passage from The Dharma Bums.

The entry in my book includes a quote from a favorite movie, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man: "It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool." The Kerouaction for the day is live free or die (with thanks to New Hampshire), and the suggested Kerouactivity is to get "Live Free or Die" tattooed somewhere on your body. I accomplished that on 12-18-08, courtesy of Wellsboro, PA tattoo artist Chris Killingstad (click here for proof).

On a related note, today I am visiting Hallowell, ME tattoo artist, Kathy Healey of Sinful Addictions, for my latest ink: a Kerouac quote. It's from The Dharma Bums, so there's your connection to today's post. Pictures anon (after the pain).

Live free or die. Get a tattoo if that's your wish. What or who is stopping you?
"Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it."
~Uncle Argyle in Braveheart


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