“I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures …” – Jack Kerouac, The Dharm Bums
Karouac published this book in 1958. It’s more relevant now more than ever. With phones and social media highjacking our very lives, it is time for a revolution. To go back to the old selves. One where we experienced the now without the fanfare of what others might think. To dance as if no one is watching. Life is indeed short but it is also long enough to live it at least once.