"Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.. Boxing can be art. Loving can be art. Opening a can of sardines can be an art... Not many can keep style... Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being."
A friend sent me this quote today. It was interesting because at that very moment I was thinking to myself, "fuck this sucks".
My achilles tendon ruptured a month ago today, I can't walk, the days are getting shorter, I am kinda bed ridden, my ski season is looking bleak... I took a solid breath, reminisced about all the Bukowski I have read over the years. Reflected on the fond memories of hiking the Selkirk range with the friend who sent the quote. Daydreamed of when we can return to hike into Kent Lake, picking huckleberries as we scramble the boulder fields to one of the last sacred places. I finally felt inspired.
I got out of bed, put on some pants, went to the porch, parked my knee scooter in the corner, sat down, opened the computer and typed out what so urgently I needed to remind myself.
I am gonna do this achilles things, this life deal, I am gonna do it in style. I guess my buddies ear were burning because he then called me up and we chatted about all that is right in the world.
A salute to friends, Bukowski, and Doing it with Style.........