Beached Whale
Beached Whale

I joined the others on the long walk to see the dead whale. On it's side, fin in the air, it was magnificent and enormous, more rusted sculpture than sea-creature. I watched people come and go; some took selfies, some a closer look. Most gestures were kind; flowers were left by the mouth, a sympathy card placed at the tail. These girls, completely unprompted, collected cobblestones and made little piles. I asked them why, "for the whale" they said. Pure and true.

 

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Beached Whale

I joined the others on the long walk to see the dead whale. On it's side, fin in the air, it was magnificent and enormous, more rusted sculpture than sea-creature. I watched people come and go; some took selfies, some a closer look. Most gestures were kind; flowers were left by the mouth, a sympathy card placed at the tail. These girls, completely unprompted, collected cobblestones and made little piles. I asked them why, "for the whale" they said. Pure and true.

 

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EL NORTEÑO

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Sweetie, Darling!

West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade

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