I have been clear of this weblog for two half weeks — the longest I have long past with out posting since I began on Blogger in July 2007. If you happen to’ve visited me right here a minimum of a couple of occasions since November 2016, you’ll more than likely wager what I have been as much as.

Click on to amplify. I am sporting an “Extinguish White Supremacy” signal from We Will No longer Be Silent. Photograph through George De Castro Day. Date … June 1?

I will get into the ultra-serious stuff within the subsequent put up, however in this #ThrowbackThursday I simply wish to ruin my author’s block. So I will retell an strange little tale that is been on my thoughts since April, after I wore two mask, disposable gloves, and a peak hat to my first protest motion of the COVID-19 generation.

April. Photograph through George De Castro Day. Click on for authentic put up.

My peak hat made me take into accout some other peak hat that stuck my eye in 2012, all through a night out in Los Angeles. If truth be told, there was once so much to take a look at but even so a peak hat. Again then, I wrote:

“… a person on the desk subsequent to us on an L.A. eating place patio requested, “Have you learnt who Liza Minnelli is?” I have been peeking at him all evening. He was once a big guy with a white beard who was once sporting biker-esque garments and a black leather-based peak hat, more or less like a rough-trade Santa Claus. He was once sharing his bread along with his canine, who was once larger than a small pony. I mentioned, ‘Sure, after all.’ He mentioned, ‘Has any person ever instructed you …’ and I mentioned, ‘Oh, folks have instructed me that I seem like Liza, although no longer in a very long time.’ He mentioned, ‘No, you don’t seem like Liza. You’re what Liza has been looking to seem like all her existence.’I thanked him and he went again to his bread basket and big canine.”

I might most often suppose it gauche to jot down a few praise I won, particularly one who compares me to some other lady who occurs to be way more gifted than I’m. However the second felt so surreal — and weirdly enjoyable — that I felt I needed to percentage it. I am satisfied I did, or else the main points may have slipped my thoughts, leaving me unprepared to take an image after I noticed my top-hat-wearing good friend once more in 2013.

Click on for authentic 2013 put up.

I did not attempt to communicate to the person or his canine that 2d time; I used to be happy with evidence that I hadn’t imagined them. Curiously, nobody has ever recognized this pair for me. Any individual will have to know them, however I am now not certain that I need any more data. I benefit from the dream-like high quality of the reminiscence. It brings to thoughts webcomic artist Nathan Pyle‘s alien beings translating “candy goals” as “consider nice nonsense” Santa Claus, a peak hat, an enormous canine, a bread basket, and Liza Minelli have quite a few pleasant-nonsense possible.