Tuesday, July 5, 2011

doubting thomas takes a hike

“Are you sure they let people up there?”
“Why not, it is all gone, what are you going to do burn it again?  It is probably the safest place to let people hike now.”
“But are you sure, it seems to me if they are letting people up there then everybody would be up there.”

He is staring at me over his coffee trying to decide what to say to a woman who thinks that standing in the middle of a smoldering canyon in the late afternoon heat of a July day is so alluring the whole of the valley will call in sick as to not miss out. 

He decides saying nothing is best and kisses me on the head.

“No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.John Steinbeck

“No one wants advice - only corroboration.John Steinbeck

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." John Steinbeck

“I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” John Steinbeck


“Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.” John Steinbeck


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