It’s exciting to find art around the city when I’m out on my lonely predawn bike rides, and its even better when you recognize the artist just by seeing their work. After receiving a tip directing me to visit a Hebru Brantley piece near Lincoln Square, I set out early to begin the search. I’ve been lucky enough to stumble across his work all over the city, and I even found him on display at the Chicago Cultural Center last spring, which was incredible. I ended up finding the piece near Lincoln and Leland. You really can’t miss it. Seeing these works of art does wonders to my imagination and puts me in a playful mood for the day.
John Glassie: “But speaking of rules, you’ve been arrested dozens of times in your life. Specific incidents aside, what’s common to these run-ins? Where do you stand vis-à-vis the law?”
Hunter S. Thompson: “Goddammit. Yeah, I have. First, there’s a huge difference between being arrested and being guilty. Second, see, the law changes and I don’t. How I stand vis-à-vis the law at any given moment depends on the law. The law can change from state to state, from nation to nation, from city to city. I guess I have to go by a higher law. How’s that? Yeah, I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma.”
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estes