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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mile 700: Kennedy Meadows, end of desert, beginning if the Sierra Nevada

We've been holed up in Kennedy Meadows for 5 days now, while Carmen/Microburst has been chilling with her visiting boyfriend and the rest of us have been waiting for packages or her. It's been very nice to relax, let my blisters heal, and drink beer.

Brian/Shanghai McWillickers escaped first, with Hurricane, though he said he might try to meet up with us later on down the line, and he will be working on our dirty hiker romance novel, Crest of Desire. Hasty escaped next, feeling antsy and wanting to catch up with Anicca (or Charmin, as we suspect). Sarah/DayGlo/Sweet16 and I will leave tomorrow morning, and Microburst will leave with Abby Normal in tow once she hears from family and the general store opens up (she'll catch up quite quickly).

Tom has an awesome hiker hangout here in Kennedy Meadows, he's got tons of trailers and RVs strewn about his 4.5 acres, it's completely off the grid, and it's a super relaxed community environment to rest up, heal up, gear up, hang out, and wait for packages that never arrive before hitting the high Sierra.


And now for the Tao of the Day:



(1) (paraphrased)
THE TAO IS VERY COMPLICATED, VERY OLD, AND VERY, VERY BIG. IT IS UNUNDERSTANDABLE, IF YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT. JUST KNOW THAT IT IS VERY COOL, WHATEVER IT IS.

Yep, I have always thought that human brains are far too puny and limited to to really get what's going on. Seeking or spouting the answer to life, the universe, and everything is really quite silly. Spirituality is as much a gut feeling and a tingling of the bones as it is words or a book. Assuming all the world's a stage, that leaves me free to play my part by heart, not by script.

- Typoed on my iPhone

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