No. of Recommendations: 2
Michael Read was one of a few characters who intrigued me deeply. His viewpoint was always clear and sweet and also pretty different from mine. Not different as in "I disagree with that" but different as in "I just never even would have thought of that that way."

The stories of the Marine store, and what came before were always so lively I could picture what was happening in my mind. I doubt my pictures were too accurate: most of my marine images come from Long Island and New Jersey, but they were vivid, from the Latin word for life I'm pretty sure.

I even recall following up on some things Michael wrote about by, if I recall correctly and there are no guarantees of that, reading some of Elly's stuff. As it vaguely tries to creep back in to my mind, Elly is some sort of therapist and had written a theory of relationships? Whatever.

The point of the previous paragraph, even with some stalking beyond Motley Fool, I was amazed today to read of Michael and The Evergreens. I wondered how he had managed to post so much at the fool without ever mentioning this before. Or if he did mention it, how with my interest in his writing and his life I had managed to miss this. Amazing! Possibly stuff that might have put me off Michael a little bit if I had read it earlier in my life. Maybe not. But amazing, none the less.

I will put the Evergreen's in the back pocket of my mind. Perhaps in a week or a month or a year I will think of them and download an MP3 of an Evergreen session. I have never heard Michael's voice, and before today I had never seen a picture of him.

If I could have Jonathon Livingston answer one question for me right now, it would be: is Michael now one of the "five to seven thousand?" Presuming of course that Jonathon would somehow know that answer for some reason I can certainly not think of.

Red on the right returning,
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