Garrison Keillor is a funny man, but I don’t think he has heard the call of the wild. What do you think?
What truly cheers me up through these dog days of summer is the thought that two old friends of mine are up north on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and that I am not there with them. I am here, reading the paper, and if I wanted to go to a movie, I could go, and if I wished to use a flush toilet, I could do that, too. But for the grace of God, I could be sitting on the ground, filthy, embittered, a homeless person, eating freeze-dried food and listening to the Master Woodsman tell you what a great experience you’re having and meanwhile the woods are not lovely, just dark and deep, and a cloud of mosquitoes has come out to avenge the white man’s colonizing of North America. I have been on canoe trips, I know what goes on. — Garrison Keillor
I whole heartedly AGREE with Garrison.
I whole heartedly AGREE with you Dad. Interesting also how he throws around the “grace of God”. Hmmm.
It’s a great piece of humor, and I have experience both misery and ecstasy in the wild.
Lois, I would love to airlift you for one night to the rocky point where one night last summer we slept on a fragrant bed of pine needles, listened to the call of the loons and the gentle lapping of the water, and fell asleep to the sound of our crackling fire dying to embers.
Kyle, I often pray that Garrison will have an awakening of the knowledge of God and an enlightenment in his heart so that he will be able to sort out truth from error in the things that were a part of his youth. He is a funny man, a great storyteller, and, I hope one day, a full heir to the saving grace of God.
I’m on your side for sure Mr. Pierpont! Remember the Journey to the Heart trip we were on? Pure bliss, wish we could do it again soon! 🙂
This man is hilarious! What a great piece! Ha.