Saturday, July 31, 2010

All Fall Down



I don't remember why Eric and I both brought our Grateful Dead t-shirts on this hike, but here's proof that we did. I was, at that point, grateful NOT to be dead. There was no fire on the mountain, the rain was not in a box, and of all the stations on Mt. Fuji I found no Terrapin Station. I was, however, a bit dizzy.

Picture a bright blue ball,
Just spinnin', spinnin' free.
Dizzy with the possibilities.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.
(Ashes, ashes, all fall down.)

Throwing Stones -The Grateful Dead

2 comments:

deinst said...

I assume that you kept on truckin'

Reckless said...

I had forgotten the Grateful Dead T-shirts, nor do I remember why we wore them. I do seem, however, to have a tradition of wearing significant T-shirts to the tops of mountains. When I climbed Matterhorn Peak in the Sierra, I wore a T-shirt featuring an image of Jack Kerouac. If you recall his Dharma Bums, Jack stopped one hundred feet short of the peak and never went back, so when I climbed the peak with David Robertson and Sean O!Grady (exclamation intended), I wore my Kerouac T-shirt to complete his climb for him. David took a photo. Now, that photo is the author photo and free postcard in my novel Burn & Learn, to be released this year. And there's a long story short.