Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 43 Kerouaction: On Best Laid Plans

Here's the passage from On The Road that inspired Day 43 in The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions.

Jack and I disagree that his trip's outcome was disastrous. Hell, based on his "disastrous" trip, he wrote a best-selling novel that defined a generation.

But let's get to the nub of the issue here. It's not about the destination (or outcome). It's about the journey! Even if you get somewhere and it's not what you expected and you have to turn back because you run out of road, money, whatever, it's still worthwhile as long as you dig the ride along the way!

Plus, it's not too late to see America by road (preferably hitchhiking but driving is fine, too)! Take Jack's route if you can. I provided you a map of Jack's travels back on March 26, 2009. Have any of you used it?

Go go go and dig the ride, brothers and sisters!

Tomorrow: On Clothing.

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