Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and a thought from Jack Kerouac

We here at The Daily Beat wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and offer the following as a reminder from Jack Kerouac about taking a moment amid the frenzy to appreciate what's important in life.
In the general uproar of gifts and unwinding of wrappers it was always a delight to me to step out on the porch or even go up the street a ways at 1:00 in the morning and listen to the silent hum of heaven diamond stars, watch the red and green windows of homes, consider the trees that seemed frozen in devotion, and think over the events of another year passed.
-From "Not Long Ago Joy Abounded at Christmas" in Good Blonde & Others (1993, Grey Fox Press)

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