Sunday, November 24, 2013

Home Guide to Mental Serenity

Simply count elephants!

I began talking with the driver.  He was an expatriate from San Francisco, an elephant expert who was spending his time counting elephants in the Thai jungle because he thought, “America is going crazy.  Going nuts, going to the dogs.  Going to the wow-wows.”  He went to Thailand to get his sanity back, and in Thailand he only trusted elephants.  He slept in the bush at night, and in the morning he got up, grabbed his elephant-counter, and just counted elephants.
-- Spalding Gray, Swimming to Cambodia (1985)

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