6a010535ce1cf6970c019b004f4759970bIt’s the birthday of the cat-loving man who defined the Beat Generation (and he doesn’t even get a Google Doodle? come on!). It was lines like this in The Dharma Bums that encouraged my inner hippie, starting back in high school:

“The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.”