Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Quick Word... From Charles Bukowski

You may have noticed that I like to throw a quote between each of my blogs. This is an exception, no editing, Bukowski goes in exactly as Bukowski is. This one's a mantra, hopefully it grabs you by the throat just as much as it gets me.

Also, with thanks to Jonathan Carroll.


Air and Light and Time and Space

“You know, I’ve either had a family, a job, something
has always been in the
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
For the first time in my life I’m going to have a place and the time to

No baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your
body blown
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

Baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses

-Charles Bukowski

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