Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Games everyone can play.

'Chess' is Chess in any language.
Here in Santa Monica, right at the beach, young and old play chess across from each other.
No conversation is required.
No vocabulary explained.

For the price of parking, one can be entertained for hours on this boardwalk. Characters for all seasons.


  1. Oh,my! It makes me positively nostalgic! We left the Los Angeles area a year ago. But the lesson herein would apply anywhere, even here in rural Arizona. We do have our characters! Thanks for the lesson in the wonders of people-watching!

  2. just found your blog. glad to be here :)

  3. I would love to live somewhere again where the lifestyle is laid back like that. I used to live in Key West and it was very laid back. Boston is not. I have a feeling being retired here is not going to be as nice.....I will have to explain myself all the time.

  4. Oh my, I still can't hoola hoop nor ride a bike - I better out those things on my bucket list!

  5. Nah, I don't miss this at all. Most of these people don't live here either; mostly tourists, blurred among other tourists. There is a sense of the intimate tough, the men sitting and playing chess, the children with hoola oops and skate boards. Only children may stop and talk to each other long enough to exchange school and city where they live. The adults, we just blur through to another end point.

    Glad for your company, blog friends.

    Dr. Kathy, I left L.A. in 2003 and don't miss it at all.

    Lines--glad to see you around.

    Roberta-happy you stopped by.

    Normal--I can't believe my ears: you don't know how to hoola hoop? You've missed some fun times.

  6. maybe when I was 18
    but now I seek only the wind