|Hermosa Beach, South of the Pier|
It's been a week since my accident. I'm feeling much better, but still have a few pains and kinks that I have hopes will heal up soon. It seems like the subgenre of "Surviving a Deadly Misadventure" requires that one reassess their existence, perhaps with a life-changing insight. Sadly, I'm too much of a creature of habit and compulsive patterns to give into such expectations.
So what did I do to recover from the collision? I spent a few days just vegging, listening to music. Music has always been my comfort activity. As indicated in the photo above, I took a trip to the beach. Weird, but I haven't actually walk on the beach since last September. Just as last time, it was a gloomy day, perfect for a sulky stroll upon the sand.
|Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena|
"Retail Therapy" doesn't usually work for me, but browsing the books is always a good time. Vroman's is an independent bookstore, with one of the finest selections that I've ever seen. They have great history, science fiction, horror, science, and gardening sections. I could spend all day planning my selections. ;-)
Eating is my other great comfort. Since we were visiting Vroman's, we zipped over a few blocks and ate at Tommy's Burgers. The chili cheeseburgers and fries are exquisite! I had planned to start a diet and exercise to shed some of my excess pounds. That plan has been totally disrupted by the accident.
|Original Tommy's Hamburgers|
My sister brought me some yummy sweets from Disneyland. Here's a chocolate berry cookie. Delish!!!
|Disney cookies are the YUM!!!|
As regards my passion for the arts, I didn't get to visit any galleries or see any openings this weekend. But I did get to visit the Norton Simon Museum. I wanted to see the Vermeer painting and Surface Truths.
|LJ with Goya's St. Jerome and Rubens' St. Ignatius Loyola|
Asides from those highlights, my week was placid, albeit with punctuations of back pain. Here's a bit of Schubert, my favorite composer, to celebrate the end of a difficult week.
Best wishes to you all. Thanks for reading my blog!!!
Here's the Norton Simon Museum website.
Here's Vroman's Bookstore's website.
And here's Original Tommy's Hamburgers website.