Friday, February 20, 2009


Cindy and I lived in California for 2 years and 9 months. Years ago, before children. I have to admit, it was Edenic. Every year about this time, when we get another punishing round of winter weather in Detroit, I pine for my lost California. Here is what Cindy and I looked like back then:

And now I have lost California, lost Nadine (the 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix - we donated it to our church), and lost my Vox Phantom VI guitar (to a swap meet in Detroit). But I kept the best: Cindy. Oh, yeah, and I still have that skinny black tie.

I am reminded of these lyrics from the America song, California Revisited:
Heaven may be an answer
If you're lookin' for Eden in the sky
On your waters I see a strange reflection
Rumor has it I'll see you when I die
Everyone I meet is from California
There's dancin' in the streets in California
I cannot find America singing this song on YouTube, but this guy does a very decent cover ...


Perpetua said...

How many years ago was it that you lived in California? I ask because there have been rapid socio-economic / demographic changes. It may not be the same place you remember.

Anglican Beach Party said...

We left California in the spring of 1991.

You may well be right. We were talking to an Anglican friend from SoCal recently, and he said that some Conservatives were considering moving out of California, due to the political environment there.

Anyhow, I like the idealized California that I have stored away in my head!