Friday, January 16, 2009

"On the Road" with Jack Kerouac

The iconic American writer of the 50's "Beat Generation," Jack Kerouac, visited here. This is the plaque from the Mazatlan Historical Society on the house where he stayed. Here's a translation (it's from his book, On the Road):
"The only people that interest me are crazy, people that are crazy for living, crazy for talking, crazy for saving themselves, with the desire for everything at the same time, people that never yawn nor talk of common places, but who burn with passion."

Nice. I like crazy people, too. After all, I worked at the colleges for years.