“I want to travel on a train that smells like snowflakes.
I want to sip in cafes that smell like comets.
Under the pressure of my step, I want the streets to emit the precise odor of a diamond necklace.
I want the newspapers I read to smell like the violins left in pawnshops by weeping hobos on Christmas Eve.
I want to carry luggage that reeks of the neurons in Einstein’s brain.
I want a city’s gases to smell like the golden belly hairs of the gods.
And when I gaze at a televised picture of the moon, I want to detect, from a distance of 239,000 miles, the aroma of fresh mozzarella.”
“The principal difference between an adventurer and a suicide is that the adventurer leaves himself a margin of escape (the narrower the margin the greater the adventure), a margin whose width and length may be determined by unknown factors but whose navigation is determined by the measure of the adventurer’s nerve and wits. It is exhilarating to live by one’s nerves or toward the summit of one’s wits.”
— Tom Robbins
“happy birthday to author Tom Robbins!”
12:38- friday afternoon: i had just unloaded my backpack of new library books and was beginning to flip through them. it’s a very obsessive routine for me when i get new books, borrowed or bought- i will flip through each book, cover to cover, pausing only to read the names of chapters or glance at a picture or two. i will not allow myself to do more than browse. then i will stack them in order of how i would like to read them. today at the library i was in a coffee table book sort of mood. from 12:38 on i have much to peruse about gardening, yoga, diy body care recipes, travel through the middle east and central america and an older version of photoshop than the one i have.
they used to be emblems of counterculture- as forums for the exchange of ideas or places to pick up a few if you are in short supply.
they used to be emblems of counterculture…libraries…books…i think they continue to be emblems of a counter culture. does anyone read anymore? real, tangible, touchable books? this is a great place to pick up some new ideas. check it out.
feast on fiction book club.
the adventureclubinteractive featured november book is…
THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. by carlos ruiz zafon.
find a copy. join the feast. http://ow.ly/f4Xo0