My Rock

March 16, 2014

I awoke too late this morn…it was 4:30 AM then all of a sudden 6:30 AM ….

I thought SHOOT!!!! I have started my day late…..

as I was motoring to the beach to read my NYT and question “my” cyclist about the “psycho bitch” from last year….

I have not been out there in many many months…..and just wondered if he had encountered her again…..

I arrived at a wonderfully cloudless….. warm 9 AM….with an onshore breeze blowing the smog out to the ocean….causing Catalina to be obscured by a brown haze……

gazed down at one of the beach clubs to watch what I though was tennis…then realized it was Paddle Tennis….something I have not played since our weekend house in Blue Ridge Summit in Pennsylvania….or our summer home in Cable Wisconsin on Burgundy Point…….

this all brought back a flood of memories……making me once again realize HOW entitled I have been in my Life….which makes me want to apologize…..but then the words of our City’s Code Supervisor of Code Enforcement profound words …come back:

“What Is…IS!!!

What was …WAS!!!!”

(sigh)

there was no sign of my cyclist …maybe the psycho bitch did him in……

there is something to me that is sooo calming about gazing out over water…..

I remember as a child …

on Burgundy Point there is/was a boulder in Lake Namekagon…….. off the old picnic Point where my sister Daidie use to do the “funny man” dance….

as years passed and my parent built 2 more house on the Point….the old picnic point was forgotten taken over by Nature’s tall grasses….

but that boulder I always considered my inanimate CLOSE friend…..

would go down to walk through the water to get to it ..

to sit for hours gazing out over the lake…..

it was wonderful vantage point to observe an oncoming storm from …..

one saw flashes of lightening in the distance….

to be caressed at first by a light shower…..until Tchaikovsky with his brilliance sets up Nature’s fireworks accompanied by her brilliant soul stirring orchestra….

it has always left me just amazed at the Power and Brilliance of Mother Nature

I motored back from the beach….after reading the New York Times….I have alway said that I learn more about Los Angeles from it then I do from the Los Angeles Times….

there were several wonderful article articles in the Style section…one by Sheila Marikar…about how Santa Monica and Venice are NOW know as “Silicon Beach”…..

another one by Brooks Barnes about West Hollywood entitled “A Gay Landmark Buttons (as in your trousers) Up”….about what use to be know as the San Vicente Inn or “Phallus Palace”….which was bought by the boutique hotelier Jeff Klein for 11 million dollars…..

people complain the article says at how he and the City Council are changing it from being the Gay City it use to be…to a city of breeders….

all I can say is …kids ADAPT to the changes….we fought for year to be “included” and now that we are….are we supposed to turn 180 degrees and condemn what we “fought for”…..

and the owner Jeff Klein is married to the move and TV producer John Goldwyn….

when I got home I felt in need of a light brunch….. so ambled down to the Idiot…..to see my friends…the staff…..and sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen activity…and be absorbed by my paper…..

Junior was in full action in the kitchen…he came up and shook my hand and asked how my week was…..I asked about his….and his girl friend…who makes him wear a ring on his left hand so other girls think he is married…..he said she is taking many classes …and that her English professor gives her the most work……

we talked about different neighborhoods….and I told him how I loved this Melrose Village area that I have lived in for 15 years…as it is not gentrified….is so wonderfully eclectic ….with the tattoo parlors, sex shops, vintage clothing and restaurants…..

he agreed and said it was too expensive for him….but he was going to move closer to this area than where he lives now……

then one of the most beautiful waitress….who looks like Audrey Hepburn…..came up…..I had talked to her last week about dumping the jerk of a boy friend she has…who ALWAYS insists on everything being done his ways….and I said at the time…YOU must have very low self esteem….something I totally understand…. but DON’T let ANYONE put you down…as you have a heart so beautiful……

she came up to “just” tell me that this week she has started….that the week is a bit better than last…..I said Well Congratulations!!! it just takes time………and don’t worry you will look back …and laugh at this point in your life……

On a different note….. I have to say is that I TOTALLY love butch lesbians….as they have a heart of gold and will fight for you!!!!!

My waitress…short but tough girl…said I apologize but the Arrogant Bastard that you always drink…well we ran out of it last night……I asked WHAT she recommended….she said well there REALLY is nothing like a Bastard…

I said well whatever you recommend I will imbibe…..

when she brought the check…she said “I feel so bad about the Bastard not being here that I did not charge you for its incomparable replacement”

(sigh!!!)

as a child you might feel the Bastard……

but you carry that “Rock” throughout your Life……you just might not realize it.

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