Friday, October 30, 2009
Awesome day! To be able to sit and appreciate the wonders around us and not be wrapped up in the hustle of the work-day madness is truly a blessing. So much of the week's time is wasted by being worried about being late, fighting the traffic, meeting your deadlines, etc. that the real wonders of the day pass us up. Of course it doesn't hurt to be sitting 50 yards away from the ocean and watching the surfers catch the morning waves, wishing I could be out there. Alas, my surfing days are over, but not forgotten. The cars cruise by with necks tweaked toward the water and not paying attention to where they are going, with bicyclists and joggers right next to them. It all seems to work out somehow, without mishap. The fisherman dominate the pier on both sides, like slot players at Vegas, never seeming to catch anything, at least not as I walk by. It's So. Calif. and there really is a different lifestyle here, unlike the desert I dwell in. I chose to leave this place many moons ago, and each visit makes me wonder why, but if here long enough, the reasons slowly seep back into this cobwebbed mind. With all the wonderful things it has to offer, the price comes high both literally and emotionally. Judging by the hoards of people that keep moving here though, I surely must be mistaken. There is something different about being born in a place as opposed to migrating there. When you spend most of your life in a single location, you become a part of it, the good with all the horrors associated with that. When you leave that place, over time, the horrors fade and your left with mostly the good thoughts about it. Why move back, just to have the goodness replaced once again by the horrors? It makes sense to me to keep the visits short and enjoyable. So it's two more days of bliss and then back to the desert I call home. Who knows, maybe the time away will make the dreaded commute back to work more palatable.