I designed the image above using one of my favorite images of the late and great poet deadbeat laureate master, Henry Charles Bukowski. Being that Bukowski is one of my top three favorite authors of all time, I think of August 16th as something of a holiday.
And so: I took the day off work, didn’t get out of bed until noon, found a copy of his book Women at Half Price Books to add to my ever-growing Bukowski collection, and am finishing my day with a few brews.
So at the risk of sounding dramatic, here’s a drink to your old bones that I still dream of, Chinaski.
I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. — Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower