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Thursday, August 11

 
 
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The long path, 9:02

 
 

I see a snail hurrying across the path. I bend down to take a photograph of it, with my phone resting on the ground. It dodges out of the way. I try again but it quickly scurries off.

I end up with a snail’s-eye view of the path, assuming that snails see anything like humans do.

I do all this while listening to the Beach Boys’ Smiley Smile album which I have come back to via a long and circuitous route. I think that it constitutes one of the most interesting and listenable albums ever made. I think I could improve it though, by substituting the version of Heroes and Villains from the rehearsals for the Hawaii concerts that should have resulted in a live album with the same kind of feel as Smiley Smile and then rearranging the playing order to put Good Vibrations at the end.