Thursday, May 19, 2011

unexpected things

I was once at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have a small section devoted to Doc Ricketts a marine biologist from the 1930's, a friend of John Steinbeck who included him in "Cannery Row". While I stood there trying to take it all in, a flurry of activity swirled around the corner. An elementary school class rushed in in mass and came to an abrupt halt. In awe one boy said "what's that?"
One girl standing next to him said, "you're such a dodo" and strode up to the typewriter, an old Underwood higher than it was wide, and typed, "superman what are you to do now". Somewhere behind me I heard the "click" of a digital camera.

1 comment:

Tru Dillon and Brian Bielefeld said...

doc rickets....I do recall that from Steinbecks life. Love the aquarium.
higher than wider.....