The Universe and Henry Miller
At one point I had gotten it my head to move to Los Angeles and so picked up a copy of the LA Weekly, a magazine I had never before read. The cover story of this particular issue was about Henry Miller, in which Miller is quoted as saying, "If the floodgates of the psyche should open and destroy our society, what harm could there be in that?" I then knew I needed to read Henry Miller, and wanted to do so at the moment, but I didn't have any of his books. I could have gone to the bookstore, but that seemed like too much trouble at the time. Besides, I had plans to meet some friends and I was running late. I forget about Miller and headed down the hill. Literature matters, but life matters more. Living it matters most of all. I later learned that Henry would have probably agreed.
There were two ways up the hill where I lived at the time, a straight steep shot, or a very long switch back. I seldom took the switch back, but that night I couldn't face