I hiked with this hiker who told me at Whitewater Creek that I was “nothing special” and the guys behind us said so. I never asked them why they thought so, and we all became good friends even though they thought this. I saw what being special did to people and I didn’t want it. Like one time I saw this hiker self branding in a meadow next to a swallow bridge. But they were gettin money and shoes for it. Another time this hiker got invited to breakfast by a nice couple motorcycling around the country and played on her Instagram instead of talking to the nice couple. I’m sorry I said.