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[at-l] re: non-reading material
- Subject: [at-l] re: non-reading material
- From: Michael Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:35:02 -0800
i love to read, especially on vacation or for relaxation. but i took
nothing on the thru hike because i wanted to make sure i would *write*
instead of read. it was hard enough as it was to write every day, i don't
usually keep a journal.
but i was never bored on the trail. usually socializing was the passtime
of preference, sometimes it was napping, sometimes making repairs (both
equipment and body), and sometimes i would just sit and space out. i'd
like to think i was meditating, but i don't think i'm enlightened enough
for that. though it was appealing to read thoreau or tolkein while on a
thruhike, i never felt i was missing anything or that my hike was lacking
in any way.
i hiked with a couple for much of the way who were never without two or
three books. Smokey was a science fiction fan and read alot of kurt
vonegut (sp?) and isaac asimov (he died while we were on the trail),
Tweetie re-read tolkein's lord of the rings and thoreau's walden and a
couple trashy romance novels to keep things light.
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Michael Henderson email@example.com
There is more to life than increasing it's speed - Ghandi
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