Friday, October 8, 2010

Crazy? Welcome.

"The only people for me are the mad ones, 
the ones who are mad to live, 
mad to talk, 
mad to be saved, 
desirous of everything at the same time, 
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, 
but burn, burn, burn, 
like fabulous yellow roman candles 
exploding like spiders across the stars." 
                                              ~ Jack Kerouac

Yeah, Jack. Me too. Me too. 

The crazy ones inspire me. They push me forward. They keep me breathing.
The crazy ones run with me at 5am. Thank you Tracey.
The crazy ones read my manuscript for the fiftieth time and still see hope. Thank you Wendy.
The crazy ones aren't afraid to go three rounds with me in the boxing ring. Thank you Sam.
The crazy ones run around my house giggling and playing chasey. Thank you Isaiah and Cyrus.
The crazy one calls himself my husband. Thank you Matt.
One day a crazy one will agent my book. A crazy one will publish me. And lots of crazy ones will read me. Oh, to see that crazy day!
Here's to crazy ones. You know who you are.

What about you? What crazy ones do you surround yourself with?


  1. My husband, for sure - to support me and cheer me on in this crazy adventure!

  2. I like the shout out to the crazy ones. All of us writers are the crazy ones. I'm in the middle of a WIP, which means I'm basically possessed.

  3. For a start I'm totally crazy, me a grandmother of 4 who still likes to go down a slide at the park. Wo will get up on a stage on Ireland with a friend a make complete fools of our selves playing tambourines, but at the end of the day it's fun, and you have to have fun in your life.


  4. Yay, I'm a crazy one :D Not that I'm enormously surprised by that. hehe. And you're my crazy one too, Tab!

    I'm with you, the crazier the better :D

  5. My best friend Kelly who reads my junk!! My husband who listens over and over to my stuff and my daughter who cheers me on!

  6. you will see that crazy day!

    "burn, burn, burn"

    Crazy...yeah, I'm there, and it feels damn good.

  7. is this thing making me post twice - is this blog ap crazy? I think so.
    In case it isn't and it is just me, crazy jane, I'll post another comment.
    Yeat's inspired my blog name with his series on crazy jane especially 'crazy jane grown old looks at the dancers'.
    I have an award for you at my site deario! Jan Morrison

  8. This crazy rainbow chaser surrounds herself with as much madness as can fit in one room :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. I think that's why I love the writing community SO much because it's filled with such passionate people! Like you. =)

  10. crazy is as crazy does... love me some crazies too!

  11. I'm not that keen on the word crazy, but I know what you mean! Sounds like you have some very supportive friends..and husband. :)

  12. Yes for the crazies - who cares what's normal anyway?

  13. My friends are the crazies... even though I think we ALL are crazy in our own right!

  14. For a second I saw my name and got all excited. You know I'd read your MS 15 times. :D

    My mom has to be crazy to listen to my brainstorms that go on and on and on.
    ~ Wendy

  15. My house mates are crazy in their own special ways. But, I learn a lot from them. It depends on how you see them. That's all. Perspective matters.

  16. My husband, my family, my cats, and my co-workers/friends. And the crazy three year olds in my class. Today, we laughed so much and so hard, the kids thought for a minute that I was crying.

    Since elementary school I've said that normal was boring.....crazy is much more exciting!!!

  17. I am by far the craziest, the center of my crazy circle, but my Mother is a close second. The boyfriend may actually be sane... it's kind of scary.


  18. I love being crazy, its fun and the boredom is blown away. Love the post, Tabitha.

    Btw..there is an award for you on my blog.

  19. Right now, I am regaining the crazy side of my youth. When that happens, look out.

  20. That's one of my favorite quotes of all time. You are one of my favorite crazies, as are all the brave women who write their lives.

  21. That quote!! Writing it down somewhere I can see it often. And this post is wonderful, but all of them are. :)

  22. Love that Kerouac quote, the more I read it, the more it resonates.

    My family is a bunch of crazies I love to toss my crazy around them, they take it, I take theirs, & we all share.

  23. I will say Thank you; I am in this category~
    I love this poem and post! Normal is so over rated! lol

  24. Another wonderful post, the picture is amazing! xx

  25. Oh I love this, Tabitha. I love my crazy ones, too. I look forward to seeing you when you finally have that crazy day. I'll be one of your crazy ones to read your book too :) *winks*

  26. Oh, so many. Is that you in the photo. If not in real life, definitely in my mind's eye!

    My Bible study ladies, my wonderful family, the crazy writers who listen to Pink!!!

    Blessings, dear one. You go.

  27. i remember my husband shouted me for 2 to 3 hours just for not writing for a essay competition...(though he didnt read it ):-)
    but the he Backed me up its really encouraging.

  28. My crazy ones are all on the inside.