Hiking Log – Happy for an invention
This is part 25 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here. You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.
Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer’s insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!
Following is my selection of this week’s thoughts of a hiker.
Glad the word muffin was invented to let us eat cake in the morning without guilt.
I am sharing the above quote because I found it funny. I usually share words from hikers that are “deeper” in meaning. They may be encouraging, helpful, inspiring or educational. This one is different.
Someone was walking along the trail thinking about muffins. Why? Had he brought one along for the hike, and just finished eating it? Maybe he was carrying it for a few days saving it for a morning when he needed an extra boost. This morning could have been the morning.
Or maybe this same hiker didn’t bring enough food and he was starving. What do you do when you’re hungry? Think about food, especially food you like. Maybe he was craving a nice big warm muffin (buttered? toasted?). And maybe that’s why his only thought when faced with a blank log book page was muffin-related.
I wonder what kind of muffin he was thinking of. Blueberry? Corn? Carrot? Raisin bran? Chocolate Chip? Poppy Seed?
Believe it or not, there are websites that refute the statement that muffins and cakes are the same thing. They say one has fruit, one doesn’t. One is sweet and one is not. I have to say that I agree with the hiker, though. The only difference I see between cakes and muffins is that one is smaller….
Thanks a lot, Mr. Hiker, thanks. Now you’ve got me thinking of big cake-like muffins.