Field Notes, Poetry, The Sunset’s Tale, and Love

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Max likes to write little books, so I gave him a Field Notes brand notebook that I wasn’t using. It disappeared for a few months. I learned today that he carries it to school and has been making entries, a few of which are scanned here.

The first entry is a day’s schedule for Reily,

Dear Riely,
Here is the day.
1. Book Find
2. DBW
3. Handbook
4. Surfs up!
etc. Love Max B.

The second entry is max’s literary catch phrase: “Love Is Life.” He’s even attributing the quote to himself, dating it on each utterance.  Clearly, he inherited his father’s humility.

He makes a few observations about the day.

Yesterday, I smell ocan spray. 

The waves are going to be 15 ft tall. 

The crossing guard are playing. 

He likes the idea of Haiku, but doesn’t understand syllables yet.

Finally, the Sunset’s tale:

Once there was a seed. At sunset, it grew and grew, until it became a palm tree. Even before the seed grew, love was passed onto it. The End!

A palm tree, naturally.

Here is the full book, as a PDF.