XIST: The New Beat
“Everywhere the Beat Generation seems occupied with the feverish production of answers—some of them frightening, some of them foolish—to a single question: how are we to live?
No one’s experience or story counts for more than any other, just as no one can forcefully apply their own answers to any other life. For me, a needed escape to the West became revelation in terms of people and place. Separated by place – San Francisco, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle – the following words describe my own answers to that overwhelming, impossible question. Also included is the almost indescribable value of travel in terms of the people we meet… My experience is a small one but it is still an experience. You may wholeheartedly agree with my answers, you may vehemently disagree; for all view points, I care very much and not at all at the same time…”
read more for on each city here: http://thesqueakyrobot.com/2013/03/23/the-new-beat/
By the Squeaky Robot