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Get Drunk!
  Always be drunk.
  That's it!
  The great imperative!
  In order not to feel
  Time's horrid fardel
  bruise your shoulders,
  grinding you into the earth,
  get drunk and stay that way.
  On what?
  On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever.
  But get drunk.
  And if you sometimes happen to wake up
  on the porches of a palace,
  in the green grass of a ditch,
  in the dismal loneliness
  of your own room,
  your drunkenness gone or disappearing,
  ask the wind,
  the wave,
  the star,
  the bird,
  the clock,
  ask everything that flees,
  everything that groans
  or rolls
  or sings,
  everything that speaks,
  ask what time it is;
  and the wind, 
  the wave, 
  the star, 
  the bird, 
  the clock
  will answer you:
  "Time to get drunk!
  Don't be martyred slaves of Time,
  Get drunk!
  Stay drunk!
  On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!"

  ~Charles Baudelaire~