I’ve taken another edible so this may be difficult to write. Maybe it’ll be easy. Also I’m under a time constraint because Enrique is taking a quick shower. When he comes out I’m sure he’ll distract me.
So, had a productive morning at home. Once again I have a new schedule. Language work from six to nine, during which, tea and breakfast; aerobic exercise and meditation, followed by shower and walk, until ten; then working and walking from ten until seven, during which time, also, flash cards and writing this. Except when I don’t get to write this until later, like now.
Not much during the daytime, it was a pleasant day. Everything functioned like clockwork. The weather warm but not hot. For lunch: a Greek salad. The woman mixing it, at her station, when I had listed my desired ingredients (they charge by the pound), said “Kind of like a Greek salad,” and then it dawned on her this was intentional. For dinner I’d make a little sandwich out of deli meats, very American, though mine had hot sauce. I’d eat it in the park where there’s a public concert just beginning. The city’s “oldest continuous outdoor concert series” hmm.
On the way there, some memorable incidents. An old woman in a wheelchair, grimacing as I walked by. A sedentary, schizoid man yelling “Shut the fuck up” as I passed him, then something about “rubbing oil all over” a “fat body.” Another man ran past taking tiny little steps for some sort of exercise. I noted these things as I passed and wanted to record them. I also passed a small, unostentious monument reading “For Andy, whom I loved so very much -Charles.”
Oh, another thing came back to me I had to say about An Elephant Sitting Still. (I told you I’m high.) It was that, surely things are not really so bad. I mean, I’m prepared to say that they are, but I’m not most people, if that makes any sense. Where does this Gnostic position in art come from? Is it perhaps that outstanding artists, by mere virtue of being exceptional, must always feel out-of-place, disillusioned?
Well, that’s all I have for now.