Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

Remembrance of Things Past

You can always count on Garrison Keillor for some nice, lyrical writing. On the rising price of gas and the falling stock of Winnebago, in Salon:

So when gas passes $5 and heads for $8 and $10, we will learn to sit in dim light with our loved ones and talk about hunting and fishing adventures, about war and romance and times of consummate foolishness when we threw caution to the wind and flung ourselves over the Cliffs of Desire and did not land on the Sharp Rocks of Regret.

I’ll tell you about the motor home trip and how lovely it was, cruising the prairie at night and drinking beer, stopping by a little creek and grilling fish on a Coleman stove, listening to coyotes. The vanishing of the R.V. only makes your story more interesting. One thing lost, something else gained. Life is like that.

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One response to “Remembrance of Things Past

  1. Jeffery June 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Daily Kos in their “Abbreviated Pundit Round-Up” (When did GK become a pundit?) summarized:”Garrison Keillor bids farewell to the Winnebago and predicts that skyrocketing gas prices will lead to the return of the banjo, the front porch and the art of storytelling. We can only hope he’s wrong about the banjo.”

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