Saturday, January 30, 2010

It set you up

To be my usual difficult self; I hated Catcher in the Rye and didn't much care for On the Road, however, I love everything everything else by Salinger and Kerouac. Their short stories, poems, novels, nonfiction, all of it. Just not the one that became iconic and allowed them to fall into their deepest and worst selves. Because, that's what success does, it ruins people unless their flaws don't get the best of them and they can manage all that they have to become when their lives don't belong to them anymore.
Even though most of us know this, success, fame and fortune are still so desirable and make us believe we will achieve something lasting and permanent.
I think that our flaws still manage to control a big part of our inner lives, as in those demons that remain hidden and so powerful because they command such a big part of our salary. So, if we admit and accept them, does it give them less voracity, or only manage to name some, shine a light on them and let the rest scurry away for a cameo at a later date.


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