Not the Destination? It’s the Journey? Are You Sure Sherlock?
We’ll say a quick hello… Thursday here in LA with Emeryville on our evenings itinerary. Got that? We’re aboard the vessel Sweet Seas.
Yesterday foolishly believing I could do better than be held hostage to the tyranny of Los Angeles traffic I took it to Malibu. There amidst the splendor the the brilliant and beautiful I walked along the shore briefly imagining I would speak with Dylan who wasn’t home and Cindy Crawford’s doorman who informed me that she couldn’t see me right now.
So instead I took a table at Gladstones where I’ve carved out heaps of almost free time- if you don’t count the $10 it costs to have valet parking hold your keys and car hostage until finished with that portion of the other part of the self indulgence you have so fruitfully come wallow in.
Highway One was bounded in traffic congested fender bending behaviors while I was completing the pleasant part of the adventure. Next came the extract the American from the inundation zone. Gladstones parking lot spit me out onto Sunset Boulevard and there snug and tightly fitted between others who had also taken to their automobiles I rotted away growing way too old way too soon on an otherwise lovely afternoon. A mere two hours and twenty-five minutes later I limped into my parking place in downtown some twenty plus miles away.
Let me leave you today with a quote from one of my favorite bachelors from one of my characters in Hot Spring Honeymoon.
“You’re coming out for ‘naked night?’” Keefe asked.
“We’re going to have strong feelings for one of the guests.”
“What are you going to do with those pictures?” Keefe had a sly look on his face.
Glenna resolved. “Change how a person thinks…”
“Help him see the error of his ways?” Keefe asked.
“Finding a way to changing a man’s mind isn’t necessarily done by playing around with what he has between his ears,” Glenna said.
“A lot of men do their most penetrating thinking by way of another part of themselves altogether,” Keefe said.
“I’d say that holds true for near all the men I’ve ever known,” Glenna said.