I'm in Steinbeck country, visiting the back roads of his childhood. Yesterday, I was blown away by the stunning beauty of the Pacific coastline in both Carmel and Monterey. The seahorse and jelly exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are sublime, reminding us of the precious but precarious state of nature.
In every bit of honest writing in the world … there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. ~ John Steinbeck
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