As promised, here’s the photo of the pair of ducks swimming in the fountain at the Museum.
- Children throw tantrums and forget that I’m here behind the register. Watching them. Something I’ve noticed the past year is the kids who whine and plead to their parents with that “Oh please,” refrain, aren’t getting the toys. Americans are broke.
- I stopped feeling tired when I saw a little girl of about ten, walking around with an oxygen tank on her back.
- A cute little girl of about five or six with her hair brushed in little stick out pigtails wailing in the Children’s Store because her chewing gum was stuck to her fingers, and the more she tried to get rid of it the more it stuck to more fingers.
- English is hard. An Asian tourist told me “I can memory that…” we were talking about one of our famous paintings.
- About a dozen nuns young dressed in gray and blue filed down the stairs opposite my cash register looking like a line of bluebirds.
- A soldier out with his young family. His wife told me he was going to Kuwait next week. She bought a Dream Box:
“Write down your greatest desire, put it in the dream box and place it next to your bed. Every evening at bedtime think of your dream, believing with all your heart that it is so. Legend has it that your dream will come true.”
- Only one person, a man, told me, “God bless you.”
- She had the same watch as mine. She bought hers in Chicago for $50. I paid 65 Euros in Milan for mine.
As previously mentioned Leonard Cohen spent several years in a monastery on Mt Baldy. In this photo, which I took last December, you can see the green trees of Los Angeles in the foreground, and Mount Baldy covered with snow in the distance