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Out on the Limb

Allen Ginsberg

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I spent a good part of this weekend watching "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg" and was deeply touched. Kurt Vonnegut's tribute to Allen Ginsberg voices my own feelings when he says:
"Allen was inducted [into the American Institute of Arts and Letters] nominally as a poet, but had in fact become world-famous for the radiant love and innocence of his person, from head to toe."
As I continue the struggle to stretch past my shyness and inhibitions, Ginsberg gives me a new surge of hope that all is not yet lost. As so this morning, I let my hair down and put on a wild print to venture out into the world a bit less inconspicuous than I might normally appear. It may not sound like much to you...but to me it's a healthy stretch towards the sunlight; and I have lived in the shadows my whole life. Thank you, Allen.

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posted by Deb, 7:50 PM

2 Comments:

You shy and inhibited. Nah. Not you. Surely you jest.
commented by Blogger CatWoman, 10:11 PM  
Yeah, on the bell curve, I'm a good deal right of center with shy & inhibited. Nevertheless, I struggle along, like we all do, with the deck I've been dealt...and I mean that in an upbeat smile-on-my-face way. Thanks for stopping by, Cat. Stay away from those nasty bugs.
commented by Blogger Deb, 3:53 PM  

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