I remember Seattle being less rainy. I must have come during breaks in her schizophrenic barometer. As of now, it has rained off and on the past coupled days. It's not horrible, but it definitely gives me second thoughts about ever living here in the future. I just couldn't take that over an extended time. That's probably why So Gee and I will be in a place like Los Angeles or Hawaii for the long haul. Hawaii sounds great. I'll have to visit there this year too.
In between Seattle's intermittent showers, I was able to attend an excavation of sorts. One of my friends dragged me to their living room, where, lo and behold, he revealed a painting I did in 1998 (see above). The inscription says "Man vs. Horse" - a direct reference to Jesse Owens racing horses for a living after winning four Olympic medals with Adolf Hitler watching in 1936. I thought it was such irony that the United States used Jesse Owens as a face against Hitler, but didn't have the decency to offer him a job because of racial inequality once he returned home. Can you imagine racing horses for a living after being an Olympic champion? I don't think Michael Phelps will be doing that anytime soon.
I am now off to a massage. Four cities within a week has made all the muscles in my body want to be stretched and folded several times over.
READING: Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running