I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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At the close of this day we
have the bright idea of taking
him in the rowboat out on the
lake to view the moon rising, but
a few strokes from the dock he
fights his way out of his life
jacket for all his mother, frenzied
in the stern, can do, and lunges
for the oars — not one big oar
with two little hands, but
both, the way Daddy does, and
there we are, splashing up a storm
as the moon glides up to look:
little boy alive in the big world.