- "Burro" Schmit has intrigued me for years---since I saw a documentary on him. This man made a decision and did a deed that staggers the imagination. Details later.
- INS AND PHILOSOPHIZES: This tunnel i
And then one day he broke through to the other side. The game was over--the challenge was met--the thing was done. He sold his tunnel and moved to town----AND BECAME FAMOUS. No one else had ever dug a hole through a mountain---just for the joy of it. And for the the remaining 18 years of his life he was regaled as a minor celebrity. He died in 1954--- is buried in Johannesburg, Ca.
So sweet people---what have we learned here? That meaning exist only in the mind---not in the matter we manipulate to stimulate the mind. I suspect that we are all--ultimately-- DOING POINTLESS THINGS to give ourselves pulses of satisfaction (meaning). I usually dig unremarkably short "tunnels" ---so I stand in awe at Schmit's very long hole through a mountain.