Comment: jrd - saw this book at the Harvard bookstore and thought of you

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jrd - saw this book at the Harvard bookstore and thought of you

1963: The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion . Not that I read it... But it had a pretty cover, and it is about young people (like you), and art and music. But mainly I put the link here so you'll see the Easter Egg on the bookshelf and know I left you a note.

Quality over quantity. Check. I'm down with that.

There was this weird little stretch when I was in Taipei. We stayed in about 6 different places in Taipei, 10 total on that trip. This one place I called "The Haunted House" because it was up on a hill, and had this old English style deco. Lots of wood paneling, and weird English toilets with wooden seats that were cracking. That's when I found out about the JD Salinger stories being leaked online.

That first story had a reference to Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, which was weird, because I'd just picked up a copy of that book at the English language bookstore in Taipei. Old, free of copyright, it was cheap, and I wanted to read it again. It was a weird little rhyme. Then not but a couple weeks later, I noticed you mentioned the book as well, in a whole different context. But when you think about it, not really a different context at all. Because there is just one context, really.

I got a postcard from Shanghai the other day, when I picked up all my mail from when I was away! What a lovely surprise.

Anyway, to answer your question, yes! It will be legendary. We are our own lost generation. Is that paper of yours online? Can I go like it somewhere?

And speaking of Paris, and the lost generation, and writers, if you haven't seen it, I think you'll like this. It is better than the trailer makes it look.

Oh, and the drunk publishing. Ah, yes. That gives it a much more distinguished (and serious) air than simply drunk posting. I shall keep your wise advice in mind.

And we all float on, ok?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts