Artist Muse Animal Lover. The beach is my office of choice, but I get more done chained to my desk. I'm torn between writing lyrics and writing stories. I decided a rock opera would be an inspiring challenge and a good compromise. ROCK ON!
Dog Days in Ocean Beach
My inner peace is a dog day in Ocean Beach. Walks along the shoreline. Exploring the rocks in the small jetty that separates beach loving dog people from the other side where dogs are not allowed. The lifeguard tower sits precariously on the rocky jetty wall right in the middle of the mix and watches over us all.
SAD SONG FOR A HERO
The underground is dimly lit appropriately. Silhouettes are indistinguishable, obscure shadows. Some are older and most are brazen youth living on the edge of an informative, inspirational abyss. The air is a thick mix of plentiful smoke and sweaty grudge overpowered by the obscene smell of beached seaweed. The faces in the crowd impart wary grimaces to smirky hope. As the performing artist's slight form takes center stage, all ears are keen to hear her waify vibrato pierce the still night in the cavern that rocks beneath the sea.
The Unimaginable Barn
My granddaughter and I are celebrating our birthdays. We were born on the same day. July 8th. Her name is Aerial. Her mother didn't name her after a mermaid. Aerial is named in honor of the father she never knew, an American Olympic Gold Medal Freestyle Skier, Christian Eklund. The son of a cancer research scientist of Swedish descent from Montana. My daughter met this Swede freshman year. Science lab together and a whole lot of chemistry going on. His parents said Chris was pretty clumsy for an athletic kid. They loved to tease him that his natural gate, and one he was better at, was flying down snow covered mountains. By the age of 19, the clumsy kid was a world champion and about to pursue his dream of Olympic Gold. His freestyle specialty was the aerial event. Chris was best upside down and high in the sky.
Another Sunny Day in San Diego
Cecilia was flying down Garnet on her neon blue 5 speed beach cruiser. Her loyal companion was riding shotgun in the wire basket in the back. "Almost there Doodlebug."
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
The sky above was ablaze. The ground shook violently. Karis had a death grip on her boy. She was grace, kindness, and life to him, then at this moment , she was fury, invincible, resolute.