i started reading some john steinbecks short stories...a book ive picked up along my journey. the first one ive read is tortilla flat. i finished it this morning and i LOVE it. i cant wait to read on. charming. steinbeck is so clever and charming and sincere in his writing. heres a clip from the book:
"time is more complex near the sea than any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks, and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra".