The Real Deal

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Remember I talked to you about how Dan and I classified people in the BWCA/Quetico as either Cake-Eaters or Red Necks? (Blog Entry “People Passing By”) Well there is another class all on its own and that is the “Real People.”  Genuine, authentic, don’t even need to try it’s so natural to them.  I have included a few pictures.  We rarely talked to them – they just paddle by or you meet on the trail.  Their smile is serene – their steps sure – their paddle strokes effortless – their clothing and packs functional and well-worn.  I loved to imagine their story.  Dan and I would weave long tales about them for fun… but in my heart I wanted to have it.. you know.. IT… I don’t think I ever achieved it but I sure did admire it….

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My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made.  Robert Browning

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