Summer Hotel Retreat Day 10
Then I headed over to downtown Santa Monica and used up the remaining funds on my $75 gift certificate to Real Foods Daily. I like hippie vegetarian food, and that's one thing that's almost impossible to get in San Francisco. I ate beans and quinoa and greens and vegan caesar salad. And then I took a walk, and of course I took another photo of one of the dinosaur topiary fountains.
It looks like the dinosaur's spitting light, but it's water. It's surprising how indifferent the people in the photo seem to the dinosaur. I think we all should be bowing down to it. I saw one young blonde woman posing in front of it, and she stuck her tongue all the way out, so it looked fat and wide and hung down towards her chin. It was a very unflattering look. Clearly, the dinosaur held some strange bestial power over her. She maintained this pose for a really long time as a friend slowly took her picture.
Every few feet there were singers with guitars and other street performers. Here's a blurry photo of a guy who was doing a combo of break dancing and acrobatics. He was part of a troupe. They were very professional and really worked the audience. When they passed around a neon green bucket, I felt enchanted and dropped in a $5 bill.
Kevin will be here in half an hour or so, and aloneness will be no more. I'll still be as weird as ever, but he'll be here to soften the edge.
Posted by Dodie Bellamy at 2:16 AM