Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's just a shot away

Today is Mick Jagger's birthday. Mother pretends like it doesn't matter but drinks an extra glass of wine when I'm not watching.

When my father first left New York and came to Los Angeles he brought his Rollings Stones albums and the clothes on his back. Nothing more. He found a city with the shiniest of surfaces where everything seemed so perfectly polished that there couldn't possibly be any room for sadness or grief.

He already knew that nothing ever is what it initially looks like, but it was still going to take some time before he realized that with LA it wasn't just a few scratches in the armor. The whole city was rotten down to its very foundation, and true ugliness can never be completely covered.


  1. she thought objects in the rear view mirror are closer than they appear. so she cracked the glass, & decided maybe those shining reflections weren't real. it was all just the surface. i hope she sees beyond the ugliness.


  2. i cannot get over the way you write its beautiful. much love xxx ps: great song :)

  3. Love the song
    interesting blog!

  4. Oh, a storm is threatenin, my very life today, if I don't get some shelter, oh yeah I'm gonna fade away

    This song, in my opinion and speaking from the minor experience I've had, perfectly depicts LA.


  5. sounds like you need to get out of la...

  6. I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away,
    It's just a kiss away

    thx for posting this avy.

    yes, do take a break, go somewhere. paris, brighton, the highlands, venice: trashy or clichee, luxurious or rural, sometime we just have to...

  7. You are co compassionate & wise
    for your young years. Excellent blog.