Out on the Red Sea, a couple miles off Farazan, the boat would coast and we'd skin dive out to the white sand beaches of deserted islands.
“We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” -Huck Finn
Nothing around but sand and rock and shore.
“If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.” -Huck Finn
Times like these, sitting in the hot sun looking out at the endless water, I think about Huck and Tom and what they'd say about my particular predicament.
“What’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?” -Huck Finn
Tom would come up with some elaborate scheme where I faked my own death and Huck would pledge us Indian blood brothers if I hid out in his cave until it all blew over...
“H’aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?” -Huck Finn
Silly boys with heads full of dreams.
“You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.” -Huck Finn
I miss solving problems with dreams.