Sunday, July 22, 2012

Faces: Gwen

Gwen at Big Sur
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Faces: Gwen

We met Gwen on our trip to California and fell in love with her. She was living in her car in Big Sur because she wanted to be in a beautiful place. Big Sur is certainly beautiful.
She told us the cops said that she couldn't sleep in the roadside turnouts "forever." Then added wryly, "But I won't be here forever."
She shared water with us from a spring in the side of the mountain where we had stopped. She told us about her life, and we told her about ours. We stayed and talked with her, and she mentioned good spots to stop along the way to see elephant seals and striking vistas.
We were reluctant to leave her and be on our our way. She half wished she would be discovered in Big Sur by the right man. We sure hope he finds her. Soon. A good man, a kind one who loves beauty, true beauty.


Marie said...

Chère Mary, je viens de redécouvrir Imagik. Magnifique !

Big Sur est aussi l'endroit où je veux aller, pour d'autres raisons. J'irai peut être cette année, et j'y rencontrerai peut être Gwen. Je l'espère.

Bon dimanche, chère Mary.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Merci Marie!!! Cher Marie, if you go to Big Sur and meet Gwen, please tell her bonjour for us, tell her we think of her often and miss her.