Social media is familiar with the constrains of a hundred forty characters (140). There are those who have mastered the art of capturing an audience with a text message. I could hope to do that, but alas, it will not. But a 140 words I have hope. A hundred forty words works out about a one and a half minute speech. I think I can compose a short stream of consciousness better than a witty comment. I am going to try a writing project- write a body of text limited to 140 words about what ever comes to mind. It is an exercise in doing something daily that I enjoy but not always motivated to do. Free writing is something I have always wanted to do better, but never took measures to do so. So here I go, four weeks.
I am staying with cousins in San Diego, for something I am going to call a vacation. In all reality, I came to Los Angeles for a wedding, could not move into school housing early, and had little desire to drive back north to Sacramento- I have been meaning to go to visit San Diego, but have never found the occasion; so a week of lag time, family in the area, and no agenda was fortuitous.
They live a stone’s throw for Mission Bay, I have quick access to the baywalk which can get me all around the bay with no car traffic, my only regret so far is not bring a bike. Today I am taking time to explore Mission Beach area. I am excited to wander this tiny strip of land and see what the day will produce.