secret heart, part two

Josh: If I go to Nepal, I could be the Robert Kaplan of Nepal.

Me: Of all the places he’s been, he’s never been to Nepal. You still have a shot.

Josh: Wait. We should stop saying that.

Me: You’re right. You should be the Tom Bissell of Nepal.

Josh: I should be the Tom Bissell of Nepal.

Me: I feel like Tom Bissell should know about this conversation. It would make him happy.

Josh: Especially because Tom Bissell is the reason we don’t like Kaplan anymore.

Me: “He’s an incompetent thinker and a miserable writer.”

Josh: I’ve never had my respect for an author so completely decimated as I had when Bissell decapitated Kaplan.

Me: I love Tom Bissell.