Pic and Slim Arriving In Oakland

 

The inspiration for this post is the end of Kerouac’s short novel ‘Pic’, in which Pic and his brother Slim arrive to an uncertain future, without money or a job in Oakland after Slim is seeing no future for himself, Pic and Slim’s wife Sheila in New York. I don’t know the story of this pickup of course, but it seems like the sort of uncertain future, or less than fortunate past is what brought it and its owner to this place. Taken from aboard the California Zephyr outside of Emeryville station on my way from San Francisco to Denver.

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