After hiking all day on Angel Island with my friends Amy and Eric I am exhausted. My feet are in a lot of pain….I am still breaking in some new hiking boots and I got a pretty big blister on each foot. I am certain that they will take a week to heal….sigh. Anyway, it was worth and fun and I am home now. Tonight we are off to Oakland to see our friends Tony, Sara, Lila Rose, and Blue. They are moving away next week and this is their goodbye party. It is nice to see Tony and Sara. Darwin plays with Lila Rose, their beautiful little girl, on the back deck. Tony says to me ‘Who would have thought that our kids would be playing together….like five years ago?” I just shake my head. I can’t believe it either. We used to be housemates. And we didn’t get to hang out as much as I would have liked….Still don’t. And now they are leaving. I am bummed. We eat and hang out and talk and joke. But I am feeling the heaviness. I wanna go back in time and hang out with Tony more. I wanna go back and have more fun things to go do…I wanna….well….damn. It’s time to go. We say our goodbyes. We talk about them coming to visit…and us going to visit. But there does have to be a goodbye. So we head to the car. As we pull off, I lose it. I pull over and start crying. I don’t have a ton of close friends and now I am losing some….It makes me sad. I am happy for them but still. I get myself composed and rive home. On the way home we pay someone’s bridge toll. As we cross the Bay Bridge the guy catches up to us and waves as he passes. I am tired….I need to get some sleep.
This is the last of the wash paintings. I just wanted to try something different but I am not all that happy with it. Plus the drawing is a little off. I wanted to show how sometimes this place (The Bay Area) isn’t the best place to be happy. It is expensive to live here….and it isn’t the most kid friendly place either. But I am not sure that this comes across. Anyway….one more painting down. Talk to you soon. Take care.