Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Spent another day at the beach yesterday. Playing in the water, drying under the sun and people-watching. It was great to be away from everything like that. The biggest worry of the day? Strong tides got our picnic area wet, so we had to move our lunch to a dry spot. I wish every day was like that.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Went to Venice Beach yesterday, where the people watching is always fantastic. As soon as I got there I saw a few girls clumsily riding their bikes and was shocked when I saw one of them hit a baby carriage and almost tip it over. I soon realized that there was no baby in the carriage, only a pile of clothes. A couple of strange ladies were pushing the carriage and apparently got a big laugh from the whole thing. As I walked away I heard them laugh at the 'traffic jam' they caused on the sidewalk. It seemed to take them forever to go their separate ways, and I could hear their laughter echoing as I headed to the beach.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This weekend, as usual, I've done plenty of walking around my neighborhood. As always, you will see the most random things. A man yelling at another man while holding luggage, or a man crying in front of a closed taco stand (not because he was hungry, I presume). Random events that always have more meaning if you stop and pay attention. I'm not sure why the guy was yelling like that, or why the guy chose to cuddle up in front of the taco stand and cry the night away.
I had a long conversation about eclipses with the guy selling hot dogs this week. About the energies created and the overall feeling of change that they create. Maybe next time we have one the streets will fight back. Because we know there's plenty to fight about these days.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I recently started volunteering at a local tutoring center. This has been my first experience working with kids and I am really liking it. For the past couple of days I have helped kids create their own time machine, write caveman tabloids and create their own country. It's easy to forget how much imagination children have. I'm enjoying being around all this creativity.