Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 60 Kerouaction: On the Susquehanna

The above passage from On The Road inspired Day 60 in The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions.

As a Pennsylvania boy, I was duty-bound to include this passage. Indeed, for a number of years I worked in Harrisburg, a stone's throw from the Susquehanna. One year I parked on an island in the middle of the river and had to walk across a bridge to and from my office. It was a big metal bridge with a grate for a walkway and the winter wind was formidable on that walk.

The point here is to get yourself to the Susquehanna and do some walking. Walk where Jack walked. It's good for the soul.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

It sounds lovely. I've always been drawn to rivers. I've driven by the Susquehanna but never stopped to enjoy it. Next time we go to Pennsylvania we should take kayaks and explore.