Thursday, October 22, 2009
by way of inspiration
…one flew east, one flew west,
One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
ken kesey wrote the classic novel in 1959. published in 1962 it is one of those books that shall never go out of print. i plan to read it for the first time soon. based on kesey's time working the graveyard shift at a mental health facility in menlo park, california, his interactions with the patients and his participation in experimenting with psychedelic drugs aided in the realistic view he shared with the world. the film version is sad, smart, and ultimately enlightening and i imagine the experience of reading the book will be too.