Unca Dave’s Wilderness

By (author): David Sapin

Adversity is a sweet gift wrapped in soiled newsprint. Pain is a reminder that we are still alive. Anxiety is fear of tomorrow, and guilt is fear of yesterday. At the bottom end, it’s about scrutinizing the tiny stuff that nobody cares about. Rocks, dead leaves, dirt, lint, dust, bugs, mice, and pocket change. At the top end, it’s about the miracle of life itself, of being alive and being surrounded by amazing, surprising, astounding living things. Both ends get seriously taken for granted. We live our lives in the safe middle ground, midway between the micro and the macro. Unca Dave’s Wilderness let’s us take a moment to ponder on how ducks learn how to count, or why trees talk to each other, or how a repulsive worm can become a butterfly. And how we, lowly humans, can also metamorphize.

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David Sapin

“Poor bastard who benefited from life by just doing it. A veteran survivor of the Montreal punk/underground scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, unca Dave’s favorite hobby is being bored. Been dead, ate out of dumpsters, been to jail and the psych ward. Living in Montreal.”


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Adversity is a sweet gift wrapped in soiled newsprint. Pain is a reminder that we are still alive. Anxiety is fear of tomorrow, and guilt is fear of yesterday. At the bottom end, it’s about scrutinizing the tiny stuff that nobody cares about. Rocks, dead leaves, dirt, lint, dust, bugs, mice, and pocket change. At the top end, it’s about the miracle of life itself, of being alive and being surrounded by amazing, surprising, astounding living things. Both ends get seriously taken for granted. We live our lives in the safe middle ground, midway between the micro and the macro. Unca Dave’s Wilderness let’s us take a moment to ponder on how ducks learn how to count, or why trees talk to each other, or how a repulsive worm can become a butterfly. And how we, lowly humans, can also metamorphize.

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Dimensions:

200 Pages
8in * 5in *
1gr

Published:

September 01, 2023

City of Publication:

Hamilton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781771838085

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Short Stories

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Language:

eng

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