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What is Bohemian style?
“They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world.”
― Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions

The impish American writer and Bohemian Club member, Gelett Burgess, who coined the word blurb among other things, supplied this description of the amorphous place called Bohemia:

" To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment—to laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind—to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none—to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art—this is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in his outward and visible aspect. It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment, this exoteric phase of the Bohemian religion; and if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices and lovable faults, for in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save that of Hypocrisy. ...

His faults are more commonly those of self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination, and these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity; for it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well. ...

What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique, and what is the charm of its mental fairyland? It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life." (Ayloh, 1902) (Wikipaedia)

"There was nowhere to go,
but everywhere,
just keep on rolling,
under the stars."

Jack Kerouac
On the Road

“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves b carving a new path to freedom.”
― Christina Westover

“In the hopes of reaching the moon we fail to see the flowers that blossom at our feet.” – Albert Schweitzer

“My true self is free. It cannot be contained.” – Marcus Aurelius

“I choose to relinquish resistance. I choose to let struggle evaporate onto the forest floor. I choose to select the ripple I emit.”

Kimberly Gomes