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  • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
    Jon: “I’ve also read that you wrote the treasure hunt for an unemployed redneck with 12 kids. Does this mean that all of those people who are delving into Native American history, Greek mythology etc. are looking too deeply? Can hunters really get to the treasure location with just a good map, the poem, and a decent knowledge of words?”

    FF: “I wrote the book for everyone who feels a sense of wanderlust. In your last question if you change the last word to geography, my answer would be yes.”
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    In your last question if you substitute words, my answer would be yes.
    If you substitute your word with my word.
    Words are language. Change 'words' to 'geography'.

    Change the word.
    Change words.
    Change the language.

    Can hunters really get to the treasure location with just a good map, the poem, and a decent knowledge of geography ?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_geography
    There is a lingua franca we need that bridges "Fennese" and English.
    Never share your secret with anybody. It will destroy you. -Chanakya

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    • Originally posted by RahRah View Post

      There is a lingua franca we need that bridges "Fennese" and English.
      The poem itself says as much. imo.

      So hear me all and listen good
      Your effort will be worth the cold . . .
      https://www.classicthesaurus.com/pidgin

      Hear me all and listen good seems to be saying that you need to understand what it is he is saying.
      ( It doesn't matter what words I use, as long as the reader understands what I mean. )

      And seeing that 'effort' is then immediately listed as a critical part of the process, then it's not really a stretch to interpret this as meaning that the 'effort' is required as a part of understanding "hear me all and listen good".

      change the word
      trade words
      change language
      trade language
      https://www.classicthesaurus.com/tra...guage/synonyms

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      • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

        The poem itself says as much. imo.

        So hear me all and listen good
        Your effort will be worth the cold . . .
        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/pidgin

        Hear me all and listen good seems to be saying that you need to understand what it is he is saying.
        ( It doesn't matter what words I use, as long as the reader understands what I mean. )

        And seeing that 'effort' is then immediately listed as a critical part of the process, then it's not really a stretch to interpret this as meaning that the 'effort' is required as a part of understanding "hear me all and listen good".

        change the word
        trade words
        change language
        trade language
        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/tra...guage/synonyms
        "All" seems to be grouping :
        "hear me all and listen good".
        "and leave my trove for all to seek"

        Even though they are different all's.
        One includes the searcher in question and the other does not.

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        • Originally posted by TreasureCodex View Post
          Do people really understand what geography is ?
          Even more so people ignore the meaning of wanderlust it seems.
          It's interesting that in SB203, Forrest appears to be addressing both of theses topics.
          'Bohemia' is a word that has been on my radar for a couple of years now.
          And it doesn't take a diploma to recognize the relationship to 'wanderlust'.

          It's even more interesting when he says "Most chapters contain interesting geographical descriptions of the person . . ."
          Right there, he seems to be showing by example, that there are alternative fields of 'geography', that the average person might not consider.
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          "The book signing took place near the top of Lower Canyon Road . . . there on the left . . . next to . . . gallery . . ."

          book signing = inscriptions
          took place = has been verified, have been reported, have been implemented, progress has been made.
          gallery = cornerstone, beacon, cache, meeting place, box.

          The inscriptions have been reported, there on the left, next to the blaze.
          ================================================== ======

          A scrapbook about bohemians posted on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgg1Pu6cNg
          (for good measure, there's even a Humphrey Bogart hat in the vid)

          Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 08-16-2019, 11:25 AM.

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          • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

            It's interesting that in SB203, Forrest appears to be addressing both of theses topics.
            'Bohemia' is a word that has been on my radar for a couple of years now.
            And it doesn't take a diploma to recognize the relationship to 'wanderlust'.

            It's even more interesting when he says "Most chapters contain interesting geographical descriptions of the person . . ."
            Right there, he seems to be showing by example, that there are alternative fields of 'geography', that the average person might not consider.
            ------------------------------------------------------------

            "The book signing took place near the top of Lower Canyon Road . . . there on the left . . . next to . . . gallery . . ."

            book signing = inscriptions
            took place = has been verified, have been reported, have been implemented, progress has been made.
            gallery = cornerstone, beacon, cache, meeting place, box.

            The inscriptions have been reported, there on the left, next to the blaze.
            ================================================== ======

            A scrapbook about bohemians posted on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgg1Pu6cNg
            (for good measure, there's even a Humphrey Bogart hat in the vid)
            Good observations as usual RT !

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            • What do Sb203 and SB204 have in common ?
              They both express a theme of decadence.

              Lou Gehrig was the first athlete to be featured on a box of Wheaties.
              https://www.classicthesaurus.com/decadent
              Forrest and family were looking for ripe fruit.
              Low-hanging fruit.
              Easy pickings.
              https://www.classicthesaurus.com/ripe_fruit
              https://www.classicthesaurus.com/easy_pickings/synonyms

              Brown teeth
              dark crooked teeth.
              decayed.
              decadence
              https://www.classicthesaurus.com/decadence

              Forrest took the Macaione outside and saw it in a new light.
              The sun shined through the bullet holes.
              He saw the light.

              You'll see the point of entry once you see the light.
              https://www.classicthesaurus.com/poi...entry/synonyms
              Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 08-17-2019, 03:24 PM.

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              • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                What do Sb203 and SB204 have in common ?
                They both express a theme of decadence.

                Lou Gehrig was the first athlete to be featured on a box of Wheaties.
                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/decadent
                Forrest and family were looking for ripe fruit.
                Low-hanging fruit.
                Easy pickings.
                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/ripe_fruit
                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/easy_pickings/synonyms

                Brown teeth
                dark crooked teeth.
                decayed.
                decadence
                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/decadence

                Forrest took the Macaione outside and saw it in a new light.
                The sun shined through the bullet holes.
                He saw the light.

                You'll see the point of entry once you see the light.
                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/poi...entry/synonyms
                I was thinking "unconventional"

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemianism

                " Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle "

                https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/unconventional

                Last edited by TreasureCodex; 08-17-2019, 04:52 PM.

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                • 203 is mind-blowing.
                  There's talk elsewhere, that it is about a lead dog. And there's been some pretty interesting points made.
                  Not everyone will agree, for various reasons. But, this one is making my head spin.
                  I've got a few things I'm not seeing mentioned yet, though.

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                  • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                    203 is mind-blowing.
                    There's talk elsewhere, that it is about a lead dog. And there's been some pretty interesting points made.
                    Not everyone will agree, for various reasons. But, this one is making my head spin.
                    I've got a few things I'm not seeing mentioned yet, though.
                    The best kept secrets never are (mentioned).

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                    • montana means mountains in another language, with all the talk of bells i gotta think of mildew. charles belden wore a hat similar to mildew, and the hat style became popular and was later used to describe a certain type of mountain top in montana. he also wound up with bullet holes in him.

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                      • For anyone who thinks that SB203 is relative to a lead dog, the message I can pull from it is simple.

                        Cross the Road.

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                        • “He’d run away from home but he’s not allowed to cross the street.”
                          Last edited by Anna Graham; 08-18-2019, 07:47 PM.
                          All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
                          --Arthur Schopenhauer--

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                          • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                            For anyone who thinks that SB203 is relative to a lead dog, the message I can pull from it is simple.

                            Cross the Road.
                            Below the road where the waters are high?

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                            • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                              For anyone who thinks that SB203 is relative to a lead dog, the message I can pull from it is simple.

                              Cross the Road.
                              Please tell us more about this, unless the message means "be adventurous (such as getting away from your computer and out into nature)". By the way, did you find the road that crosses itself? I did.

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                              • " The last time I saw Eli he had a small house up in the mountains, maybe Penasco, or some other small town in Northern New Mexico. I don't remember which one for sure. He told me that he still had his home in Santa Fe, and that he moved from one place to the other every two weeks. Yea, it's just like Eli to do something like that. f "
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                                The last time I saw Eli.
                                The last time I saw.
                                The last time I.
                                The last time.
                                The last.
                                The.
                                last word.

                                A closing statement.
                                The beginning and the end.
                                A berry .
                                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/last_word/synonyms
                                -----------------------------

                                Eli kept two houses.
                                That made him a housekeeper.
                                He kept a small house up in the mountains.
                                He kept a box up in the mountains.
                                A pod.
                                When he was there, he was in the wood.
                                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/pods

                                Forrest doesn't recollect exactly where, but he knows it was somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe .

                                Eli also had his home in Santa Fe, and would go back and forth .

                                A home. In the mountains.
                                A box. In the mountains.
                                If you knew where home was, could you go straight to the box ?

                                Eli had a home away from home.
                                a hideaway
                                refuge
                                retreat
                                comfortable
                                second stanza
                                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/home_away_from_home
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                                " The shameful thought came to me that perhaps he should be showing next door . . ."
                                It turns out that perhaps he should be looking across the road.

                                came to me = at home, home, house, it turns out .

                                Now, what is it that you are looking for across the road ?

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