Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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John Steinbeck is best known for his 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. He served as a war correspondent during World War II and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1968.
What happened to the folks in that car? Did they walk? Where are they? Where does the courage come from? Where does the terrible faith come from?
I stayed two days close to the bodies of the giants, and there were no trippers, no chattering troupes with cameras. There’s a cathedral hush here. Perhaps the thick soft bark absorbs sound and creates a silence. The trees rise straight up to zenith; there is no horizon.