I Miss You Hunter S. Thompson

“But with the throttle screwed on, there is only the barest margin, and no room at all for mistakes. It has to be done right… and that’s when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see at a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and a dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it… howling through a turn to the right, then to the left, and down the long hill to Pacifica… letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge… The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others- the living- are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it’s In. The association of motorcycles with LSD is no accident of publicity. They are both a means to an end, to the place of definitions.”
Hunter S Thompson
“Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (1966)”


Thanks To A Friend For Finding This Gem

So earlier this morning one of my friends forwarded this link to me just after I posted Times Are Hard. But Things Are Looking Up. The link was from  The Huffington Post By , the post was about Bill Watterson’s Uplifting Advice To College Grads, Illustrated In ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Style. Personally this hit way to close to home for me. So close that about half way through the comic my eyes started to water up. It seems everyday I hear what other people’s ideas are about my life and what I should be doing or my favorite line,”looks like you missed you’re calling”. When looking at this comic I can’t help but see myself and my family. I’ve always love Watterson’s work and with this little comic he has changed my out look on life. Thank you Bill Watterson and thank you Samantha Jayne for sending me this.