Monday, March 25, 2013

Gray Skies to Blue

A native Californian friend of mine who was working in Munich, Germany back in about 1989, and who described the skies there as a perpetual kilometer-think cover of grey clouds, wrote me in a letter at that time with a section that said, "Oh, how I pine for the warmth of the Southern California sun!" It made me laugh to myself, not only because it was a little overly poetic, but also because I was living in an ocean front apartment in the old Sea Castle on the Santa Monica boardwalk just south if the Santa Monica Pier for $480/mo and had access to exactly what he was desiring.  After reading his letter, I immediately went out barefoot onto the warm sand and played around on those gymnastic rings by the pier under blue skies!