potluck ideas

i went to school with Dasheill and Mee-Mee to help out, i love going to school, it's such a self contained world, when i'm there it feels like there is no news, no economy, just the kids and the excitement- i helped the kindergarten kids build funny shaped beads-really wonderful color
i forgot to read the name of this park at the very north end of Capital Hill, nice park full of Salmon berries, and crows, a stray jogger, and lots of stairs-

this park cuts back up toward the cemetery where years ago, hiking i passed a bunch of young boys walking up the trail, without shirts and guns in their arms, a little disconcerting, but this is the West
you better come armed too

this is the exact type of house i'm going to buy when i move to the country again, maybe in better shape, maybe some paint- i want it nice and flat, in a field of wild flowers and vegetable gardens- is that such a crazy desire- just so sick of the city- and the shitiness and this isn't even a city really

remember Daly's, we used to order fish sandwiches here and play pinball while waiting- some fond summer memories down here at eastlake- i guess when the economy turns around this whole block will become some concrete and parking corrugated steel condos, great

this is the exact spot where we all used to live, the hole in the ground is my studio, and where Jake began to draw, i had a 1951 Ford club coupe parked out front, with the flathead engine in the living room-

i love this life of morning hikes afternoon swims- evening work and kid time- i always run into people-yesterday i ran into Nicole's boyfriend Houng, and man, he's intense, like myself when a kid, really wild, though he's much more physical, he rides eight hours a day and then swims and skates, he's almost straight edge and you can see it in his dialogue, so crazy, like mine, really sincere- oh, yeah he means it, i gave him my number, he wants me to tight line walk with him, and fuck yeah, he rides off and i walk laughing, damn he really is great-
and he calls- jesus, nobody calls- he's set up the ribbon-
so i bring the kids and he's surrounded by bums and drifters over at Telletubie park (cal anderson) he has his bike on the grass barefoot and strong walking the line and Dashiell and i spend hours with him, Dashiell is a natural and wow- this is what he and i think an education should be-
what if this was your early education, you hiked around in the mornings, into the forests, into the hills, down the coast, studying physical activities, as in hiking, biking, skating swimming, climbing, all the while, speaking secret languages, as seconds, then thirds, Spanish, french, Vietnamese, other than your parents, while exploring the world around you, as a kid, campfire songs, for music class, backpacking, tent living, foraging, hands on living, life math and reading, with small tight groups in the wild. i live this life now, Toby has lived it for years, Houng is exploding with it- this incredible life
i'll be teaching Van 101, art and frog catching-paper airplane theory
some crazy purity- dislocated from society- this is all i need

1 comment:

  1. your life represents my soul-gut and one day I will go with it.


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