More and more as I grow older I see the beautiful dream of life expanding till it is much more important than gray life itself — a dark, red dream the color of the cockatoo.
—Jack Kerouac, Journal, July 4, 1949; quoted by John Leland in Why Kerouac Matters, 2007.
Very cool post! Thank you!
Perhaps you'd enjoy my Kerouac-obsessed blog at www.thedailybeatblog.blogspot.com