I disagree with the mirror—the flat
details never existed as a nervous misinterpretation.
I’m hunting for the lost aspects of my presence— in wonder
for what I’ve discarded.

from pages 26-27 of Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster, 2000).