“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.