Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Beauty and the Beasts
So, Florida can be a beautiful place. There are sunrises to be seen from the balcony in the morning....
And yes, I got up at 6:30 even when I was on vacation. The beauty of which is that when you're on vacation, you can have a margarita at lunch and nap on the beach later!
But Florida is also a strange and weird place. Some of the things you would expect, like a young sand shark washed up on shore (we threw him back in the surf and after a few disoriented thrashes, he swam off into the surf).
But the weirdness of Florida also comes in the most unexpected places, and at the most unexpected times. We met this guy - a real Boar's head - nailed to a tree in a very posh neighborhood while riding our bikes to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. No explanation, but someone had recently placed a palmello on his snout for effect. Go figure.