“These Are The Best Days”

October 24, 2014

I had not been up to my usual Friday haunt in some time…..LaLa’s – the Argentinian restaurant – 6 blocks up from my house, on Melrose……..

well I felt like I HAD come home…..as all my favorite busboys and waiters greeted me…and on the “juke box” as my father would say…was playing..

“When Will I See You Again”….which brings back such warm wonderful feelings……..of my first lover and the 70’s and our kite shop in Beverly Hills and Houston

It was sung by an Amercan Soul Group….”The Three Degrees”

in the UK it spent 2 weeks at the top of the charts in August 1974…the “song is unique in that every sentence is a question” (Wiki)

…….they performed the song for Prince Charles birthday party at Buckingham Palace in 1978

which makes me think of how Wonderful (for me) Queen Elizabeth is…..at the age of 88 (born April 21, 1926) ….

she SURE has surpassed anyone in longevity as head (though titular) of a country….

today she publicly tweeted for the first time….

when you look back over her life….the changes she has experienced..

.during WWII…drove a jeep and was trained as a mechanic for the Army…she was one of the first heads of state to ever use a “trunk line”…and emailed back in 1976…..

as the Brits would say “I Love her to bits”….and loved her wonderful mother who enjoyed her tipple and gay housemen…..

I guess I Love the familiar as it is sooo comfortable…..a warm blanket when the Fall rain is pounding against the windows and you are curled up in front of a glowing fire….the voices in your head finally quiet …your gaze is on an ember that sparked……

Re: the familiar…………. for me to read on my Kindle ..well I have tried…but it seems soul-less……compared to having a Real book in your hands…which you can turn the pages to the earmarked ones so you remember who “Kitchen-less Caitlin” was…..and on Kindle…there is no page number…due to the size of font/text you select…..it only tells you what percentage of the “book” you have read….

and I have found that when I look at a clock…

the old fashioned ones with the hands…I comprehend the time in a nanosecond…

whereas looking at a digital ones it takes me a few seconds to understand what time it is….(so if I should get Alzheimer’s….an old fashion clock and my ipod with my familiar tunes on it will bring a smile to my wrinkled lips)

Claudio …my favorite Argentinian came up and I tried to shake his hand as he went to fist bump me….(I HAVE to learn to fist bump more)……he wondered where I had been…..I said San Francisco…..

he was pissed as he had not been able to get to the beach lately to play and teach racquetball …. he lives in Hollywood….

I asked him how his love life was….he said it was the shits…..he said he had been trying to be patient…which has produced nada…he said he is not naturally patient…so has given that up…I said Well you are a VERY emotionally passionate guy….he said yeah…..somebody told him to be patient…he said that for him it just does not work……..

he said he left it up to his real self and God…but it has been hard……

I said Claudio…it will HAPPEN when you least expect it….maybe dancing in a camp in Sweden…you will find the perfect, most beautiful girl…

he looked at me strangely…I said Claudio you CANNOT plan it…it WILL Happen…..as you are throwing out the Energy….

my favorite busboy…Latin…with ponytail…lip pierced….came up to bump fists…I asked after his son…who the last time was learning Chinese….he said oh that has been dropped…he now has picked up the trombone…I said WOW…that must be kinda noisy…he said YES…but he has his own room…..(my thoughts went to the neighbors)….

my gay waiter who wears that leather holster type thing that I can’t quite figure out the purpose of it….came up….and I asked how the married life was going…..he said oh Great!!! I asked my husband last night if I could borrow some money as I was strapped….he lent it to me…I said well I will pay you back after next paycheck…he said Hey we are married….you DO NOT pay back your husband!!!!

that made him smile……(he is 30)…and a really sweet kid….who came from not much financially…. but seems to live life VERY richly……

actually all of these guys do….

which made me think of an article in the NYTimes….about how a person making 75,000 dollars was Happier than someone making millions…..and the more I thought of it the more sense it makes….as people with THE money are ALWAYS pursued by those that need money from museums to theatres to well anything you can think of…..

read an article where Oprah said when she travels …she has to take an Army……something I would hate….

I mean how can you experience the real smells, smiles of the people who live in Real Life…..as opposed to one that is staged for your benefit because you have your millions…..

this made me happy as I don’t have millions……..

I walked back down Melrose enjoying the non-gentrified (yet) street…soaking in the local vibes from the Tattoo parlors – the skate boarders – the porno and vape shops…….

humming “When Will I See You Again”…..and at one corner came across a stencil in the sidewalk that said:

“There Are The Best Days”

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