America this is quite serious.
America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set.
America is this correct?
Allen Ginsburg, America.
The States wasn't the plan. The plan forged twenty-odd summers ago was Ireland, to commune with the ghost of James Joyce. But that's plainly absurd: I never even finished Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — the bookmark is a train ticket that predates the invention of Zones.
I'll get round to Eire and old JJ one day. Meantime, tomorrow I'm going to Texas and to New York for a couple weeks. It'll be the first time I leave Australian Eastern Standard Time. Seasoned travellers might find my diary a little reverent, but like Ginsburg said: this is quite serious.
I should probably get packing.
Joseph | 6 Mar 2008