“I felt the sensation of each of the directions I mentally and emotionally turned into amazed at all the possible directions you can take with different motives that come in like it can make you a different person — I’ve often thought of this since childhood of suppose instead of going up Columbus as I usually did I’d turn into Filbert would something happen that at the time is insignificant enough but would be like enough to influence my whole life in the end? — What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?”
― Jack Kerouac, The Subterraneans
Born March 12, 1922
5 thoughts on ““all the possible directions””
Such a beautiful excerpt. Thanks for sharing! If you’re ever interested in some great book reviews and musings, be sure to follow! Thanks!!!
Isn’t it? Of all of his books, it is one of my favorites. I took a peek over at your blog. I’m looking forward to reading your Solnit review. I actually just finished reading that title
Awesome! Check back soon.
Zillions of possibilities, zero commas for Keroac☺️
Too true. That’s ol’ spontaneous Jacky