|Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles|
September 19. 2014
where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play. I don't have much to say or write unless you want me to regale you with tales of lost love, ships that I'm waiting on or waiting to recognize because they're already docked. I went to a yoga class this morning and breathed in better than out which if all were metaphor, suggests I don't let things go or I can fill up but not empty. It was a good class. The Brothers and I cleaned out the porch, organized an incredible amount of shit into garbage bags to dispose and boxes to donate. We yelled a lot, too -- at one another. Are you from a passionate family? I drove to El Segundo in the afternoon, the place, now, where Henry practices club lacrosse. It might be one of the ugliest places in southern California which is saying a lot, because our weather might be beautiful, but there are places here that you wouldn't be proud of claiming as your home. LA is a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig city, my father said once when he visited years ago, and he didn't mean it in any nice way. It might be his version of my It's a big world. Are you from an ironic and passionate family? This practice was for box lacrosse which is entirely different than regular lacrosse, but it's good for practicing control of your stick and footwork. So I've been told. The Brothers tell me a lot of things of late, and they're very sure of themselves. Regular mansplainers in the making. Just the other day, I was chastised in the car for listening to bad music which happened to be Patty Griffin, and Oliver switched to radio and went into a paroxysm of joy when some Journey song came on. I hated Journey when I was young, and I really hate it now, but watching my thirteen year old -- let's be honest -- geek out, playing air guitar, pretend drum and wailing about a small town girl was just a teensy tinesy bit horrifying. I looked straight ahead, where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word and the sky is not cloudy all day.