Monday, May 23, 2011

Weather Synchronization

Sometimes a person may feel out of sync with the weather. No one talks about that. All we hear is "Spring Fever", "Winter Blahs", "Summertime Fun".
Is there any sympathy for those who feel the opposite of the norm for the weather? Where is the support for people who are depressed by sunshine or invigorated by rain?

Today I feel like one of those people. Of course, I neither look for nor expect sympathy; I'm a little too grown up, a little too familiar with the way the world works to waste any time on those foolish desires.
I had to go for a walk while the sun was out. It's a rare thing and not to be wasted merely because I'd rather be sitting on the deck in a funk.
I can't say that the walk helped, but now my legs are tired so that's something.
I guess.
Frankly, I'd rather walk in the rain than in the sun.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Old photo

Once upon a time, a cousin of mine (Luigi Tassano) ran a "dry goods" store in San Francisco. Opened in 1914, the store was eventually run by Luigi's son Romeo. It was still going in 1980 according to Herb Caen.
I ran across this photo of the place, with the employees posed in front. It must have been taken in the 1920s, or maybe a bit later.

I eventually tracked down the actual address and went there. Here's what it looked like in 2001.

I took the old photo to the woman in the May Lee Laundry, and through hand gestures and smiles, managed to indicate that the photo was of the same place.
I'm not sure why I feel it necessary to post this here, today. Maybe the rain is making me nostalgic, a dangerous (or at least wasteful) thing in anyone.