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Partying in California

March 11th, 2018 No comments

There’s no doubt about it, California is a great place to be, visit and live. It’s expensive though; money to be buried wherever you want it to be in a relatively short period of time. There’s mouth-watering eateries, wineries, amusement parks, recreation centers and pretty much anything else you can think of.

In my 20’s I spent a lot of time at the Hyatt off of La Jolla Village Drive on the border of UTC and La Jolla. Beers, gin and tonics, rum and cokes, the list goes on and on as we let the hours evaporate into the early hours of the morning. Playing pool inside the Hyatt beside the bar watching the comings and goings. People lighting up cigars and sharing casual jokes about God know’s what. Then there’s also “Club M” at the Grand Del Mar. I think I only went there one time and the rum and cokes were very expensive but I’d venture to guess that many people hook up there and share nights and mornings of hot passion; never to see each other again without a care in the world.

But what’s left after all of this is done and the last party is thrown? Tattered friendships, sparse communication and marriages left in shambles. Oh, the golden coast…it all seems so far away now. I once had a life there. I thought I had the world by the tail and we would live our dreams to a maximum. Part of it sickens me. To be so spoiled. To have so much.

God, I miss that place. I miss those times and hold onto my memories.
There have been so many visits over the last 5 years and every time I think about going back for one more I get a bit frightened or I fear that I will be disappointed because I’m older now and I’ve lost a fragment of my energy.

What else is there to say?
That I will try and remain hopeful and do my best to work hard every day and improve myself and believe that life is worth living.

It’d be great to hear from you,

Matthew R. Polkinghorne

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