Wed 28 Apr, 2010 10:11 am
I have been reading this book as of late, and I have liked what I have read so far. I am wondering if anyone else wants to do a reading group for this book. I have worked my way through about half of it, and it works on answering key aesthetic questions like "what is quality?"
The book is a hybrid of style which includes the novel, memoir, dialogue, and philosophical essay. The book seems to ultimately be interested in how, as human beings, we can tune up our lives, and live better as we are. It is then tied together through a motorcycle road trip story across the country, and seems to be a journal of sorts that looks into the thoughts, memories, and outlooks during a motorcycle trip to connect with the natural world.
The book is about values and quality, so it leaves a lot of room for perspective and perception. It is a perfect starter to discuss what our lives mean, how they could be better, and what it would take to actually take in action and planning to see that that project becomes a reality.
yeah I would be into that although I have to either find my copy which I haven't seen since last decade, or buy one. I really loved it when it first came out.
by Alan Watts is one of my favorite books of all time. Now I have another classic to put along side of it. I have just worked my way through the middle section of Zen and Motor..
and I am in the final stretch. Now I wish I could go back and not laugh at the people that recommended a book about motorcycle maintenance to me.