Headed West – Day 0

1 Jun

We intended to begin our trip to Yellowstone and other points West today. The storms in Oklahoma and Missouri caused us to postpone for one day. So, here’s my favorite joke of the moment: The philosopher, Martin Heidegger, and a hippo die on the same day and go to the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter greets them but says, “We’re mighty crowded in Heaven right now so I can let only one of you two in. The one who can best tell me the meaning of life gets into Heaven”

“I can do that,” said Heidegger. “To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics.”

Before the hippo can make a sound, Saint Peter looks at him and says, “Well, Mr. Hippo, today’s your lucky day.” (Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein)

Hippo 1

Clara says, “It’s my favorite joke too!”
my favorite joke

We hit the road for Warrenton, Missouri (near St. Louis) early tomorrow


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