The Salton Sea

I had a rough couple of weeks and decided the best most logical next step is to get away. So, this weekend, I drove out into the desert and stayed at one of the shittiest motels I could find. It cost me fifty bucks and seemingly run by a 13 year old and his India(n) grandmother.

I walked into my room which was literally - a room, with a small, run down bathroom. The bed had two rock hard pillows and everything just smelled of the old and run down forgotten. And so brings me to the Salton Sea. A lake which has slowly become increasingly saltier and saltier. A place that was once an awesome, beautiful getaway and is now also this forgotten oasis.

After grabbing some local grub (Subway and cheetos), I sat down to write out a new version of an outline. The fear and loneliness I felt in the motel made well for one of my characters. In fact, he has become more and more like one of the people in my life. It was slightly depressing.

The next morning I woke up and drove through the desert, listening to music. I again listened to Granddaddy's "Nature Anthem" and once again cried. There's something about chanting, over and over the following:
I wanna walk up the side of the mountain
I wanna walk down the other side of the mountain
I want swim in the river and lie in the sun
I want to try and be nice, to everyone

There's just something about it. One of the simplest, most beautiful set of lyrics, I've ever run across. Especially when you're alone driving along the vast expansion of beautiful mountain and dust. Breathtakingly, amazing.

There are people too that are hell bent on believing they are right. They are struck with the idea that they can't do things without certain conditions and until those conditions are met, they punish themselves. It's terrible. And as much as I want them to change or see clearly the error of their ways, it just won't be.

So, they want to go on being bleak and sad. Ignorant to the world around them and how they are treated and being treated - and how much better the world could be.


Anyways, life is ever changing. I don't know what is in store for me in the next and coming months and I look forward to the hot weather of Summer, for the first time in a long time. I hope there are great things to come.

As they haven't disappointed yet. Or at least, for long.