Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not My Fault

For all of you flat-landers that is a picture of the San Andreas Fault, upon which I am resting tonight and which I have crossed and will recross several more times in the next 24 hours. I am putting all of that L.A. nonsense behind me as I have passed through the maws of the City of Angles and am now firmly pointed towards the City by the Bay.

I will say as my final word on L.A. 2010 - - - I was right. I spent many happy and productive years in the South Bay of Los Angeles but of all the places I have lived, this is clearly the one I cannot go home to. I felt out of touch and out of spirit both anticipating and actualizing the L.A. experience. I now remember feeling the same the several previous times I have been back since my move from Hermosa Beach to San Francisco in 1991.

Ah well, what's the loss of one megalopolis when there are so many. Besides we will be making the movie in Las Vegas not on a back lot in Burbank. So what's one little monster from L.A. amidst all the splendor that has been this journey so far. A few more days and I can unpack somewhere with a view of the Bay. And... I will turn my attention to posts with a bit more heft as some have requested; enough of this wallowing in the muck and mire of decades past.

You know... now that I ponder the lay of the land, maybe it is My fault.


Scott said...

As you arrive in Baghdad by the Bay, I will be in the midst of leaving the Bay Area (final day Feb 20) for that other megalopolis, New York City. It should prove to be a growth experience.

I'll be saying goodbye to my own fault, the Hayward Fault which forms the line of hills just one block from the place I live.

Hopefully, we can intersect paths one more time before we trade coasts.

Benny said...

Thats an amazing pic - i've been there on foot before but never seen a pic from up above (is it from a plane?).

Am really jealous of your camping out there, especially because i'm in rainy cold=d England :(

PokerShrink said...

Photo was taken from a U.S. Geological Survey airplane.