“That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary’s trip. He crashed around America selling ‘consciousness expansion’ without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him too seriously . . . All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. But their loss and failure is ours, too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole lifestyle that he helped to create . . . a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody—or at least some force—is tending the Light at the end of the tunnel.”
Hunter S. Thompson
Fyi folks, the blogger Ron took this pic atop the Hancock building in Chicago on Sunday, and the road that you see along Lake Michigan is known as Lake Shore Drive, or LSD in Chicago lingo.
Thanks Ron! Hydrangeas on Saturday, LSD on Sunday — wow! (And I didn’t even show you the pix of the crabmeat-topped ribeyes he sent me!)