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Friday, September 8

the mad ones...


candle color, canon digital rebel xt

This quote was sent to me by Letha long ago. It is very special to me and emulates quite well the people that I surround myself with.

“The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved, desirous of everything at
the same time, the ones who never yawn or
say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn,
burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles
exploding like spiders across the stars.”

~ Jack Kerouac

Last night when my husband and I decided to turn in, he noticed a plethora of yellow wax that had dripped all over our wooden headboard. I had left a candle on the wall burning earlier that day and now it was no longer sitting on the wall stand but had "exploded like spiders" all across our headboard and the tip of our sheets. I was expecting him to be a bit annoyed since it was on his side of the bed but then he told me he liked the way it looked. I thought about the quote and smiled. Of course he would...he's one of the mad ones and I adore that about him.

21 Comments:

Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh so sweet angel.

I will call you this afternoon after Hope leaves.

Hugs and kisses

September 8, 2006 at 8:28:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Love this quote. I read this on your myspace and thought it was awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful day!

xxxooo

Teresa

September 8, 2006 at 9:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

...that's a good one...

September 8, 2006 at 11:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger red sun said...

love this quote.
burn bright boho, burn bright!

September 8, 2006 at 12:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger LiteraryGirl said...

Catching up on blogging. Just moved and still have no home internet.

So I think we have the same birthday...September 15th? I love to find others that share the special day with me. I personally think it is the perfect time to have a birthday, fall is just beginning, my favorite season, it is almost always sunny but not hot, and that "new school, new beginning" feeling is in the air.

Have a wonderful day. Always saying prayers for you.

September 8, 2006 at 2:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger deirdre said...

A little candle wax never hurt anything. It goes well with red wine stains and a light coat of cat hair on the furniture. I love that your husband not only didn't mind, but kind of liked the look. Life is good.

September 8, 2006 at 8:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stef said...

what a beautiful story - simply told and truly beautiful!

xo

September 8, 2006 at 8:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Viking Womyn said...

Denise i love this poem!....Where did you find this? ...I loved it so much i stuck it on my thread at classmates..... This is my kind of quote or poem..(however you look at it i guess.)....:)


good choice!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

September 9, 2006 at 1:04:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous krista said...

That's awesome. And you picutre is amazing too.

September 9, 2006 at 5:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne said...

love this quote...and your husband's sweet heart.

September 9, 2006 at 8:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Vesper said...

what a gorgeous moment! the connectedness between real experience and the quote....WOW! may i borrow this quote??

September 9, 2006 at 1:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

of course you can borrow it, vesper-licious.

i do not own this...it is for the Universe to enjoy.

loves!

September 9, 2006 at 2:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger doc-t said...

There's just too much in life to do and enjoy and experience to spend time yawning or being complacent.

Life is good. Live it and live it well!!!

September 9, 2006 at 2:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra S said...

I have this quote on a fridge magnet and love it as well! and you have a wonderful, non uptight hubby!

September 9, 2006 at 3:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ruby said...

i love those moments when i'm reminded why i chose the one i am with...

September 9, 2006 at 10:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous leonie said...

i love it! i have a magnet on my fridge which reads "the only normal people are the ones you don't know very well" -- Joe Ancis. i gotta admit, it the mad ones i'm drawn to also and my man is definitely one of those too :D

September 9, 2006 at 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous BZ said...

That is actually not a poem, but a passage from Kerouac's On The Road. He was the shit. Nice little package of quote, story, and photo.

September 9, 2006 at 11:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

in our family, we call people like you and your hubs "love buckets". trust me, it's a compliment. everyone should strive to mind their companion love bucket!

so glad you have yours.

September 10, 2006 at 11:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

your photography si so YUMMY (it's a Boho word..) i could recognize in a million

...i guess it's because you are the yummy one :)

September 11, 2006 at 9:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

My favorite Kerouac quote. It crackles with energy...

September 11, 2006 at 9:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Anil P said...

After all, all madness is happiness overflowing :)

September 30, 2006 at 4:34:00 AM PDT  

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