“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel— as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them— wherever you go.”—Anthony Bourdain (via lethalforthecity)
Rounding the corner this morning a woman loaded, over-flowingly with papers and briefcase-sort baggage stood staring. She cocked her head slightly, this caught my attention, curiously I looked beyond her, where both our sets of eyes watched a building overdue of demolition begin to crumble. The yellow tractor’s reaching arm tore through the building’s roof. As the dust rose the woman continued as a stone, unmoving, unchanging - staring. Passing hastily by car, the word ‘woah’ quietly pushed through my mouth. What an image. Amongst the rubble and the woman’s possible nostalgia, I thought of how beautiful life is. Seemingly contradictory, right? Well, of course life may not seem beautiful as you tromp slowly along as if pushing through muddy muck - in certain circumstances beauty within life and living may be fleeting. But, watching life, as an outsider it is clear - among angst, sorrow, everyday emotions and actions - beauty is evident. The woman’s commitment of blink-less subscription to the building’s end was striking. Such deep thoughts for 7 o’clock in the morning, man. My long ride home from work was just as eventful. I sweet talked to Blaine on the phone - won’t be seeing him until tomorrow’s wee hours. It doesn’t quite feel like home without his nonsense movies or wacky ukulele sessions. What a goof. I was near hit by a large truck - this typically happens. At the light I watched a couple struggle to keep their loving hands interlocked as each attempted to enter opposite sides of the car - this clearly isn’t possible but, look what love can get you to try. My day’s events played on the grimy streets of Escondido. This place is dirty - but I prefer it that way. I feel more connected to the world while in Escondido, the city codes for ethnic diversity - something I long for. Contentment and near tears today, good day.
hey! it's jess! I started a new blog and deleted my other one :) Ummm, should I ask a question? How are you? How's the new place?
My favvy cousin! I wonderful, keeping busy with school and what not! I love the apt! Um, so when are you going to send me some of your writings?! Blaine just brought home Joe’s, I’m going to read it today [or try]!