That Annual Sparkly Thing

I suppose at some point we’re going to see some firework displays from our vantage point on the lawn here at Burton Chace Park in the middle of the marina at Marina Del Ray.

The sun’s beginning to disappear over my right shoulder and the pan in front is a combination of yachts cruising in and out the harbor, and long lines of revelers at the half dozen or so porta johns that have been erected along the periphery of the park.

Mitzi and I have staked out a small plot of ground – seems to be shrinking – tossed our shoes and are plotting the destruction of the picnic we assembled at a Subway shop on the way down from Wooster St. There are grills going strong in every direction I look and the mixture of smells is unquestionably delicious but I’m just fine with my turkey breast and banana peppers.

If I manage to actually capture any of the sparkly part of this occasion I’ll try to share, but for now I’m going to go work on the mystery of the disappearing water fountain cross the way.

Enjoy the holiday wherever you may be. And if this is not one of your holidays just be thankful its one of ours and that ‘the generals’ haven’t shown up here since Lee and Grant got together for tea at the courthouse.

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2 responses to “That Annual Sparkly Thing

  1. She’s surely going to miss you. At least it’s not for long 🙂

    On Jul 4, 2013, at 10:44 PM, RichardBeGone wrote:

    WordPress.com Richard Harrison posted: “I suppose at some point we’re going to see some firework displays from our vantage point on the lawn here at Burton Chace Park in the middle of the marina at Marina Del Ray. The sun’s beginning to disappear over my right shoulder and the pan in front is”

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    • And I’m surely going to miss her. It’s become a theme in my life: missing. I sometimes think I’d like to buy an island somewhere and gather up everyone I hold dear and move them there. But I know it wouldn’t be very long before I got into the boat-building business. I so admire people who can sit still; people who can dig in their heels and declare that “this is mine to have, hold and defend!” I admire them but I can’t be them. I miss you very much Mo and look forward to being with you again very soon – for as long as I can.

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