Teaser Tuesdays: The Brave Cowboy by Edward Abbey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!


I can’t tell you how happy I am to be reimmersed in Edward Abbey. For today’s teaser, I’ve chosen a crudely-stated bit of philosophy that I enjoyed, uttered by an unnamed character in a jailhouse scene:

Serenity is for the gods – not becoming in a mortal. Better to be partisan and passionate on this earth; be plenty objective enough when dead.

Something about this sentiment struck me. I like the idea of being partisan and passionate on this earth. Maybe because I am. 🙂

4 Responses

  1. If you are a cowboy do you have a choice not to be brave. A cowardly cowboy doesn’t seem to work. Maybe we can blame John Wayne for this. Happy New Year.

  2. “LIKE!”

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