Soon

January 12, 2014

sure was foggy in LA today….I had planned on motoring out to the beach to read my NY Times….and see if I could catch the latest installment on the “psycho bitch”..

who accused my cyclist friend (actually don’t know him at all)…..of stalking her…this was like 6 months ago…the last time I sat in a bench near him…….he usually cycles in on the weekends with his Starbuck latte…and reads the boring LA Times…as I read the more informative NY Times…..

I realized if it was THIS foggy here…the beach would be like a set out of Dr Jekyll….so foggy that the prostitute next to you could not see you….until you were on top of her…(so to speak)

so after a lot of sighing I decided to amble down to The Idiot……with the Style section …..the most gay perused section of the NY Times….

my favorite Chef….Jose Luis…..commonly known as “Junior” was whipping all over the place…with his 2 sous chefs….as the place was jumping early…guess due to the Golden Globes tonight…….

he made a point of taking a minute from poaching and frying the eggs to come up and shake my hand….

(think he wanted to fist bump me…but realized I was too Maggie Smith to do that)….

he said “Good to see you my friend!!!!”

as I have mentioned before there is something that I just LOVE about first generation Mexicans..well actually Latinos (thinking of my wonderful housekeeper Isabel..from El Salvador……..whom I have had for like 35 years…so love her…and have watched her children grow from babies that she use to bring to work and lay on the carpet of my dining room…through college…and see them married and now have children…(whew!!!! time goes too fast)

….they have a sweetness, happiness and a joy for LIFE…..that I really do not find in any other people or race….a far cry from us White people….

my feeling for Latinos …I often wonder if it is genetic…as my Grand Uncle Sumner…..(my grandfather’s brother)… was a photographer back in the turn of the last century…and took many a photograph of Mexicans and Cubans…(back when Cuba had its first “George Washington”…the founder of Cuba….he photographed the whole family)

he obviously LOVED Mexico…as he climbed Mt Popocatepetl …(the highest mountain in Mexico…volcanic)…several times..died after a descent from there in 1920

I always sit at the “bar” at the Idiot…… overlooking the kitchen which is in the middle of the room….as no one else usually sits there….and I love the activity in the kitchen

I asked Junior…if he had seen his parents in Mexico lately….(he is like 20 something)…..

he frowned for a nano second…as though I had brought up a bad memory….and said “I always tell them …”SOON!!!!”…..

but it has been 4 years that I have said “SOON”…

then smiled and said…BUT it WILL be SOON!!!…….he is a gem…….

The first article that caught my eye in the “Sunday Styles” section….was entitled “Searching for Philomena’s Real Son”…..

a movie I saw and did not like…only because of the subject matter…as Judi Dench can do no wrong…she and Maggie Smith are two gifts to the world from Britain that no country can match….simply “Brilliant” actors…….

after reading the heartbreaking article about Philomena’s son Anthony Lee (Richard Hess)….I soo wish they had made a movie about HIS life……

she became pregnant back in the day….had no money….went to a nunnery for assistance….and back then they put her son up for adoption (in this case to an American couple)…and made her work for most of her life to repay their beneficence….. in slave labor conditions at the nunnery….

After many a year……..she went back to try to find him…which is the story of the movie……the nuns said all the records had been burned…

little did she realize that her son Richard…had been back 3 times trying to find his true mother……they told him the records had been consumed….and they had no idea whom he was talking about

Richard grew up in the Midwest…was raised in a Catholic family….went to Notre Dame and the George Washington School of law…..he became a lawyer for the Republican National Committee during the Reagan and Bush administrations……

the article went onto say he attended the “Lost and Found”

a light bulb went on in me…

he was GAY….

…a bar in DC I went to in the late 60’s….and met a wonderful man whom I fell in love with on the spot… and took home to my bed…mattress on the top with REAL nude springs below it ……..

and Man did it creak joyfully that early morn….

my WHOLE family was out of town at our weekend house in Blue Ridge Summit PA….

we showered bleary eyed …so wonderfully erotically Long….

little did we know that my sister-in-law had put Kotex down the toilet in the room below…causing the water to overflow the commode and leak down through the crystal chandelier onto Mother’s Rosewood Dining Table…and from there down to the basement…where our wonderful Lisa…heard it coming down and raced up the stairs screaming “Robby….WHAT are you doing…the house is flooding”

I had a terrible hangover…..towelled Dick off and sent him out a side door…before I had to go down and help Lisa and her husband Per…clean up ALL the water before my family got back…….

Erase the word “Soon” from your vocabulary….as the tides of time may make “Soon” an impossibility

One Response to “Soon”

  1. Richard Steele said

    Very nice, I loved Dame Judi in the movie, scared the hell out of a lot of Catholics. Enjoy your day. The LA Times is not much, just started getting it and will quit after the 8 weeks are up. R&R

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