In our 24-hour race this weekend, Kim was the nicest runner; she was nice all the time. Next was crazy Nathan. Every time he passed me, he had to say some crazy thing. But he was also very nice.
Once Nathan said to me, “Do you have a moment?” At that point I was walking and he was running. He continued, “I want to sing song for you.”
I said, “That is fine.”
His song was, “Oh, what a wonderful sponsor you are. I will owe it all to you.” Then he sang it again. He had set a very nice tune to it, so I thanked him.
The funniest thing Nathan said was about meditation and contemplation. He asked me, “Do you meditate while you are walking and running?”
I said, “Yes.”
He said, “I thought so. I can’t meditate, but I contemplate.” I said, “That is the highest state. That means you are higher than I am.”
He looked at me and said, “It can’t be higher than meditation.” His wife is also very nice, but she does not act so crazy.
RB 621. 26 September 1982↩