Carmel was enchanting as always. Spending a few days on the Monterey Peninsula under the fairytale snowglobe that is Carmel was a very good thing. And now, on the eve of 2008 it's nice to let myself be folded up into a set of new flannel sheets with a happy cat posse and a good book. Sometime over the long night I will spill out a jumble of words onto the pages of my writing journal. Utter contentment in thinking, writing, BEING alone.
I savored the drive up north while listening to a saved cache of THIS AMERICAN LIFE podcasts. Roadtrips with Ira Glass. Oh muchachos! It doesn't get better than this.
Later Carol from NYC joined us in LA. When Chicago and NYC come to call the Moss Tour of LA is called for. It's nice to share one's favorite haunts and hoods and martinis (!) with a couple of arty souls like this. Pure enjoyment.
The 101 Coffee Shop is a natural stop along the way. I know I've shared THIS video before, but it is so delightful that it bears repeating. Oh Ferraby Lionheart, you're a dear one. Yes indeedy.
Happy New Year!