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Doc’s Mind Had No Horizon – “Cannery Row” – John Steinbeck 

November 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Humanism, Literature, Philosophy, Prose, Writing

Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and change it for you to a kind of wisdom. His mind had no horizon—and his sympathy had no warp. He could talk to children, telling them very profound things so that they understood. He lived in a world of wonders, of excitement. He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell. Everyone who knew him was indebted to him. And everyone who thought of him thought next, “I really must do something nice for Doc.

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