Friday, February 26, 2010

Loner's Club

Aloha Fellow Loner

Welcome Back

to

Our Stretch of Waikiki Beach!



Click on the photos!
A crowd of cute Japanese tourist girls in their cute outfits.



"Every crowd has a silver lining. "

P.T. Barnum




"For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be


miserable.

Like if you're in with the cool crowd,


you can't be happy."

Lenny Kravitz

"Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;

genius, never.

And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason,

is so ready to treat great men as lunatics. "

Cesare Lombroso


"I have never wished to cater to the crowd;

for what I know they do not approve,

and what they approve I do not know. "

Epicurus


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Did you read The Catcher in the Rye?

or

Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters?

Were you a lonely adolescent

in a strange world?



You probably heard that

J.D. Salinger,

the famous writer/recluse

died recently.

The "poet laureate" of the loner

was often chided

and wondered over

because he didn't play

the celebrity game.

He didn't pontificate,

nor push his opinions forward.

He just wanted to live,

and to write.



A recent piece by Lillian Ross

in the Feb 8, 2010 New Yorker

reflected on her long friendship

with the author.



I wanted to share a few of his remarks, which she remembers,

with you:



"I think I despise every school and college in the world,
but the one's with the best reputation first."

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"If your child likes - loves - you,

the very love he bears you

tears your heart out

about once a day

or once every other day."

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"No matter how he ( famous scholarly writer) stuffs his readers

with verbiage,

it never amounts to a core of truth."





"It takes me at least and hour to warm up

when I sit down to work (write). . .

Just taking off my own disguises

takes an hour or more."

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"There are no writers anymore.

Only book-selling louts and big mouths."




"God,

How I still love private readers.

It's what we all used to be."

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Yes, God bless us disguised loners,

Every One!


ALOHA, cloudia

Bonus:

"Writing, real writing, is done not from some seat of fussy moral judgment but with the eye and ear and heart; no American writer will ever have a more alert ear, a more attentive eye, or a more ardent heart than his."

Adam Gropnik