Thursday, March 20, 2014


I found the gift I'd be buying my dad for his birthday this year.... If I could get over the possibly genetic horror we would both feel at paying $45 for a t-shirt.

I'll never forget him telling me about his own vision quest -- I think it was in White Sands? He said in taking the journey he was really asking questions that were, at the time to him, of terrible importance.

After days of fasting and walking through the desert, presumably high out of his mind, his one transcendent vision was of....

a banana.

In retrospect he told me he thinks he was just really really hungry. And possibly had a potassium shortage.

After a few years of life next to my dad -- fading in the salt air, acquiring some epoxy burned holes, and a nice gentle yellowing from cigarette proximity -- I'd take this shirt back and sell it on etsy for $150, and buy my dad the new knotmeter from West Marine he'd have wanted in the first place.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Remember the story about when he was in Japan and married to lia and he took part in an experiment to eat only bananas for like ten days but he didn't tell her and just kept acting like he only wanted the bananas and started off handedly scratching himself like a monkey during conversations?