Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thoughts on Vacation -- c.anne.gardner

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
-- Graham Green

Since I am on vacation this week, I will just leave you all with that quote and a brief thought.

Over the course of Literary history, we have had more than a few authors who were notorious drinkers and drug addicts. Maybe it’s just the nature of art. Those who dig deeply for truth are often tortured by what they find. I have heard many times, “I write better when I’ve had [insert mind-altering substance of choice here].”

So what’s your Champagne? Is it a quiet room, a garden, a heavy metal band blasting on the disc player, a sexy foreign art film, or a chocolate bar?

What feeds your muse?

Cheryl Anne Gardner

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Anonymous said...

Sobriety and stability.

Floyd M. Orr said...

Klaus Schulze on the headphones at dawn.

Henry Baum said...

Heroin. Wait, did I say that? I mean methadone.

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

I am about ready for the sledgehammer today. Computer went shit end up and I had to get a new one. I am about ready to enter into file swap nightmare.

I need a drink.