Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Watch Out For The Falling Leaf
Here in Southern California in the heart of LaLaLand it's hot. We're not equipped for temperature changes. Come to think of it, we're not equipped for weather or change. We don't do seasons. If a leaf falls cars careen into each other and freeways close for hours if not days at a time. One degree above or below what we thought the day's temperature should be and we can no longer operate vehicles. We shout and swerve and drop inexplicable things onto the freeways. Why, today on the 105 headed west I swerved to miss an entire living room set neatly arranged as though just waiting for the evening news. Los Angeles freeways are always an adventure. When it's hot or when it's cold or wet or dry or when, of course, the leaf drops, they are glimpses into Armageddon.