|Jack Kerouac's actual rucksack (click here)|
Your assignment for today was to read Chapter 14 of The Dharma Bums and summarize it in one sentence. Below is my one-sentence summary -- post yours as a comment. I'd also love to see general comments about the chapter, or questions.
The Dharma Bums Chapter 14 in one sentence:
Ray intends to get all the outdoor gear he needs ("a regular kitchen and bedroom right on my back") to go off somewhere and find perfect solitude in order to "pray for all living creatures" ("the only decent activity left in the world"), so he and Japhy and Alvah shop for gear at Goodwill and Salvation Army and Army Navy stores in Oakland and at the Ski Shop in Berkeley, until he has acquired: assorted clothing and cookware, a new rucksack, snow glasses, gloves, poncho, polybdenum bottle, food wraps, shaker, and cutlery -- he feels like a new man.
Your next assignment is to read The Dharma Bums Chapter 15 and post a one-sentence summary.