Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

This part of Palm Beach County is young, so young. It was swampland til the 60s, after which it was slathered in beige structures. Nothing I recognize as a neighborhood. I took a sort of cold comfort when I ran across this construction site because at first glance it seemed to contain some character… depth, blight, renewal… A little life force, a little history…something. In reality it’s a new construction; in a couple months it’ll be beige.

South Florida’s been poured upon for days and days. On the plane, a local told me a good lightening/golf joke:

What’s the safest thing to do if you get caught out on the golf course in a thunder and lightening storm?

..take out a 1 iron and wave it around in the air. Even God can’t hit a 1 iron.