be drunk

be drunk. you must always be drunk. everything lies in that; it is the only problem. to avoid the detestable weight of time that makes your shoulders give and makes you fall to the ground, you must be incessantly drunk. whether it be on alcohol, poetry, or virtue, be drunk. wherever you are, wake up from the hindering loneliness. if you get lost, just ask — the wind, water, stars, birds, time, everything that passes, everything that feels sadness, everything that runs, everything that sings, everything that talks — what time it is. they will reply. now, it’s time to be drunk.

-- Geu Rae (Misaeng, 2014)