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Aug 18, 2006
More & more & more....
ok, more water, more sun, more people. i've stayed in santa barbara longer. i've been swimming every day. i usually went around noon because the sun actually appears by that time. i haven't been able to sungaze in the morning since it is so grey & also very cold! But once the sun appears, it get quite warm, until 5pm. Nights are pretty cold also.
Sunday was a funny day. i went on the west end of the city & took some pix. Some cool squirrels "modelled" for me. They were really cool As i was coming back, thinking about what i'd do next, i saw this punk guy acting crazy & i wanted to picture him. He caught me... & sort of "stroke the pose" We started talking & then we went for a walk on the beach. i found out that he is a vegetarian We did some crazy stuff on the beach, like dancing, painting our bodies: that was so fun!! People were starring at us lol. Anyway, i eventually left him & went for my evening sungaze
Monday noon, after my swimming time, i talked with those 2 guys. i saw them the first day i was here. Father & son & dog. The father is in a wheel chair but they go everyday on the beach & norman (the son) & the dog swim a bit. i noticed norman was watching me on that day & monday they talked to me as i was on my way back to the hostel. They are nice people, it was a nice chat. Funny because senior(the father) guessed i am french... i have no idea how he found out!
oH & guess who i've been swimming with... after the turtles & dolphins in hawai'i: a sea lion joined me for a while. That was such a wonderful feeling!! S/He was about 5 meters from me. S/He swam along for a while. It actually happened twice. The first time s/he was further & i was a bit impressed... but s/he seems quite peaceful & i guess they are used to humans.
Also, some pelicans have been dancing for me the other night. AMazing. i got really close to them, trying to be quiet, they slowly started flying away, by group of 3 or 4... but it was not because scared by me. Eventually they came back above me, dancing around me, going back & forth. i was able to picture them, they were so great! It has been a wonderful experience. All the seagulls around did not move a feather lol.
i also met that squirrel, he was so funny, that was ealier in the afternoon that same day, he was chilling in the sand, just like our fellow humans... such a cool guy

i think i'm falling apart... everywhere i'm going, i'm leaving some sand. It seems to be everywhere over my body & even after showering, i don't seem to be able to get rid of it But it does not hitch... & guess what... i'm getting dreadier everyday
Yesterday afternoon i called my friend neric because he told me he'd come to sb on friday, but he will arrive after midnight so i don't think we'll be able to talk for a long time. Anyway, he told me he's working downtown la, so that means i'll be able to meet him there, which is great
Yesterday i went to city college. It is a nice place. Quite empty at this time of the year, but it is pretty peaceful.
Last night i was feeling very excited, i was dancing as i was walking (yes... it happens to me sometimes ) As i was going to the beach i met the punk guy, & he looked really mad. i tryed to make him smile & take him with me, but i think he was a bit drunk & he just kept on walking rambling. hmm well... the sound of the waves was awesome. i almost fell asleep
oH i also met robert again at the farmer market the other day. We met the next day to go on the beach, but i don't know why people seem to be so angry. As if when you're telling them something that goes against their beliefs, then they get mad at you for opening a window... He is a jew & feels terribly frustrated by the holocaust -which i perfectly understand, i mean the murder of so many people is horrible of course. We then came to talk about choices. i might have expressed myself the wrong way, but i was telling him that all our actions, & all that happens to us depends on our choices. So in a certain way, the people who died at that time "chose" it since they chose to settle there at that time, they chose to work there or whatever... anyway, he was accusing me of keeping the blindness... of perpetrating false excuses & denying the holocaust... hmmm... so i tryed to tell him he was the one creating excuses since he was putting the blame on others, rather then coping wwith the situation... after over 30 minutes of argument... i chose to leave him.
This morning has been pretty cold here, i haven't been able to swim very long because the wind was strong & the waves quite big, so i could not go very far. The funny thing is that the weather was cooler than the other days, but the water was warmer then usual... how weird... Not that it was hot... but it easier to get in
Ok, now about this afternoon, i've had this amazing experience... you know the kind of thing that happens nowhere. i was walking in the street, & this guy appeared from nowhere with 3 snakes over him! He saw me - or my tatts - & put the bigger one on my shoulders .... WHAT A DELIGHT!!! This fresh skin over mine. The snake (a python i think) was so peaceful & stayed a while! Then i saw this guy taking a picture of us. He is a photography student & saw us, then he noticed my tattoos & asked me if he could take pix i gave him my email, hopefully he'll send them to me.
Anyway, i'm still very excited about this connection with the snake. We got along so well. i also talked with the first guy who has them, trying to tell him about hen shelters so he could get eggs to feed them rather then killing mice. He actually seemed more appealed by the "free food" thing then the respect of mice... anyway... we'll see...

ok, i'm leaving tomorrow morning, going to la. i'm so happy about meeting rick éhéh!!

aH! One last thing before i let you.. check out this link & you'll see a few of the pix i took along my trip until today (there are 23 pages with 276 pix so far...): http://pelagus.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album01

so take care all of you, & to those i own an answer... please be patient... it'll come when i have more time & less beauty to photograph
be well &  in peace.

pelagus
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