Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mad People? Hope you are one!

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” -Jack Kerouac

I just love this quote. It describes many of my friends, especially when we're together. We all talk at once and say things like "No, wait... I have to tell you... wait, wait!" One comment bounces off another, ideas go ricocheting back and forth, whizzing by our ears. One thought leads to another, the original ideas improved upon by each person, with every sentence, every word. The next thing you know we decide to make something, work on something together, go on a junking excursion together, or plan something for one or the other of us.

It even happens at work: "Hey I have an idea for your project/article/problem... here's a website or article or person, check it out! Oh, I found one for you too, wait! Hey you guys, listen to this! Let's go on a break so I can take you and show you!" It is very stimulating, very very exciting!

Do you have any friends like this? Oh, I hope that you do.


  1. I sure do!!! Sometimes I have this happen when I'm by myself too! Now that is really MAD!

  2. This is such a great post...and YES I have friends like that too...AMAZING isn't it!! LETS ALL BE MAD!!


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