Friday, January 6, 2017

Book 5, 45: Upwards and Ever Onwards

I was about Rose's age when I heard some CBC radio announcer reading Longfellow's Nineteenth Century "inspirational" poem, and making fun. 

"The shades of night were falling fast, 
As through an Alpine village passed 
A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, 
A banner with the strange device, 

Spoiler: he dies. I'm sure that Rose doesn't lie in bed in the early morning listening to CBC radio, but she probably heard the poem somewhere equally nerdy. It's a slice of life, yo.

I saw this outfit at Mountain Equipment Co-op the other day. The hose is very practical for summiting.