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“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?

Never heard before of such an advice. How would I follow it?

It seems that Ginsberg thinks we are all mad and we need to unleash our madness somehow to be happy.

I think one can be perfectly happy in sanity.

Of course we all have our oddities and peculiarities. I have them, and as long as they don’t annoy or harm others, I don’t mind. They are part of me. Take it or leave it.

I’ve been a night owl most of my life, because of my work as a reporter, but I think I’ve never howled to the moon. I was too tired and eager to get home to rest. Very unpoetic, But true.

Since I fell ill with a deep depression, my worst nightmare has been precisely to lose my mind. This is why I don’t like to talk about madness. It’s a too serious matter to me. Brings me back bad memories from dark days without hope and plenty of fear. I prefer to consider the wonders od sanity.


Howl at the Moon.


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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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