“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.“
– John Steinbeck, "Cannery Row"
“[…] all things are one thing and that one thing is all things—plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe, all bound together by the elastic string of time. It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.”
– John Steinbeck, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez”
Happy birthday to John Steinbeck, from us here on Cannery Row!