“Happy, Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running – that’s the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there.”
– Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums
This little gem of a quote has a home on my desk. It makes me happy. It makes me smile. Can’t you just imagine that salty air filling your nostrils and whipping your hair around. Mmmm mmm I love it and I can almost close my eyes and picture myself standing on the shoreline with my toes wiggling in the sand…that’s my happy place (one of them anyway). I want to live a wild life, relatively. Just free to explore, chart my own course and be out there, outside, experiencing nature and the beauty of the outdoors.