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How doIk n ow t h i s ?W el l ,wh enIf i n d my s el fs i dl i n gu pt oa c ol dbeeratL i t t l e J oe’ s ,t h enIk n ow myc h oi c esar el i mi t ed. Now pl eas edon otgetmewr on gh er e.I l ov eL i t t l eJ oe’ san d ev er y on et h er e!Bu t t h eys h ou l dn ot ber es pon s i bl ef ormyal c oh ol i s m an ymor et h anMc Don al d’ ss h ou l d As i def r om t h ef ac tt h ati ts t i n gswh enwe ber es pon s i bl ef ormydi et ar yr ou gh age. don ’ tgetwh atwewan t ,wef or gi v et h e St on eybec au s et h eyt ak ec ar eofbu s i Wh enIl i v edi nmi dt ownIc ou l dc ou n ton n es san dk eepawh ol el otoff u n c t i on i n g abarorar es t au r an t wi t habarwi t h i nan y Nor t hSac r amen t ol u s h esl i k emy s el fi n 3bl oc kr adi u sI s h ou l df i n dmy s el fonl ook - ou rbl es s edc u ps !OKs oIwou l dn ’ tor di i n gf orabar .Her e,i tget sal i t t l et r ou bl e- n ar i l yor deraBl u eMoon ,bu tIh av et o s ome,es pec i al l yc on s i der i n gt h atIdoal l s ayi twasqu i t er ef r es h i n gan ddel i c i ou s ! mydr i n k i n gwi t h i nwal k i n gdi s t an c eofmy Is u ppos eIs h ou l dl i s tal lt h edr i n ks peh omeoral on gt h el i gh t r ai lr ou t e.Iof t en c i al san dwh at ev er s ,bu tt h et r u t hi st h at dr eam oft h eNi t eHawkr eopen i n g,an d t h eSt on eyi sj u s tar eal l ygr eatbar . ( an d I ’ v eh ear dar u morort wof l yt h ati twou l d, y ouc angot ot h ei rwebs i t eat bu ts of ari th as n ’ t .St i l l ,h opes pr i n gset er - www. s t on ey i n n . c om an dgetal lt h epoop n al !T h er ear eot h err u mbl i n gsal on gt h e ont h ei rdec k )T h ei rmu s i cs c en ei sv i br an t Bou l ev ar dt h atgi v er i s et os t i f l eden t h u s i - wh et h ery oul i k eCou n t r yORW es t er n , as ms ,t ot h er ai s i n gofs t i l l dou bt f u lgl as s es an dt h eyc anpac kaf l oorwi t hl i n edan c ov eru n c on v i n c ed s mi l es .W h yj u s tl as t er swi t ht h ebes toft h em,an dgodf or bi d n i gh tIwasr emi n ded by a W oodl ak e Idi s c ou r agey ouf r om ex per i en c i n gt h i s émi gr én ow s h ac k ed u p wi t hP or t l an d, pl ac eonah eadl i n ern i gh t ,r af t ert odoor Mai n et h ath eh ad t h es ame DelP as o matwi t hbeau t i f u lwomenan dt i gh t Bou l ev ar d dr eamss mas h ed j u s ta s h or t j ean edh opef u l sv y i n gf ort h ei rat t en t i on s ! dec adeago… si xt eensi xteen| 61


T h eSt on eyi sas h ow u n t oi t s el f ,an dac ar l oadof f u nt ogetl oadedi n .T h ei rbac k bari sapr et t y s t an dar d Sou t h er n Wi n e & Spi r i t s /You n g’ s Mar k et l i n eu pofh oh u mmer ybu t r eal l ywh ogi v es as h i ti napl ac el i k et h i s ?Idon ’ tex pec tt oget A. H.Hi r s c hh er e,bu t amanc andr eam!I c an n ot s ayen ou ghabou tt h es egu y st h ou ghan dwh at t h eybr i n gt ot h en ei gh bor h ood.An dt h eymi xi t u paswel l .T h eyh av eani n c r edi bl ywel lr epr es en t edopenmi cn i gh t ,DJdan c epar t i esaswel l ast h ewor l dc l as smu s i c al ac t s .Youc angety ou r f oot bal l f i x ,en j oys n ac k san dh as s l et h ebar t en der f ora“ F r en c hSqu i r t ” .An di ft h eys ayt h eydon ’ t k n ow wh ata“ F r en c hSqu i r t ”i s ,gi v et h em gr i ef bec au s et h e dr i n kwasc h r i s t en ed wi t h i nt h os e v er yh al l owedwal l s ! F ort odayI l i mi t my s el ft oaBl u eMou n t ai nort wo, Ac ou pl eofF r en c hSqu i r t san danex t r emel ys h or t wal kt oB&W l i qu or sf oras i x pac kofSt el l aan d af i f t hofSai l orJ er r y .Af t eral l ,W EMUSTSP R EAD OURDOL L AR SAR OUND. Si gn i n gou t ,al bei tf art oos ober l y ,

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,hai landme e ow, Youmayc al lmeBoq,s i nc e ,asIhav e r e l at e dmanyt i me sbe f or enow,t hati s my‘ Dav i dgi v e n’name .And y e t ,be ne at hmyl ux ur i ous l ys pot t e dhi de ,Iam f armor et hanany onec anname ,andi n af ardi f f e r e ntgui s e( i tmays ur pr i s ey ou t ok now) ,Imov easdowhi s pe r sac r os s al awnatt wi l i ght …f orunbe k nowns tt o al mos tal l …Iam t hee v e r r e adyonet hat t he yc al l …’ T heOc e l ot ’ ! T r ue ,t heunwi t t i ngone swhos ur r ound mynapsdonotgr as pt hes ubt l e t yoft he ‘ s e e mi ng,dr e ami ng one ’att he i rv e r y f e e t ,andt husIam pr i v yt omanyas t oni s hi ngt hi ngst hats hal lhav et opas sf or s e c r e t s ;andt he r ey ous e et heme t hodi n my‘ napne s s ’ ,t hes hr e wdbe aut yoft he f e l i nemi ndt hatt oy s ,t oy s ,e v e rt oy swi t h t he‘ mous i e s ’hef anc i e s ,nomat t e rt he s i z e .F or ‘ T he Oc e l ot ’c r e e ps as he s l e e ps ,hec r e e psashes l e e ps . What i ft he yput al e as honme(whi c h t he ydo,f orI ’ mt ooc l e v e rbyhal ft obe l e f t l oos et omyownde v i c e s ) ?;amI e v e r r e al l yi nne e dofmuc hmor es pac et han mygar de nbe ne at ht hegl as sgl obe st hat myc l os epe r s onalf r i e nd,Mol l y ,made t os par k l ei nt hel e av e sofmyol i v e t r e e s ? It hi nknot … But whe nt hemome nt ar r i v e swhe nbl i nd me s s age se nt r us t e dt ode afanddumb me s s e nge r st i pt oet hr ough t hebac k al l e y way s,mi ndf ul ,al way smi ndf ul ,of t he i rs t e al t hy ,ne ar s i l e ntt r e ad ( and I s ay ‘ ne ar s i l e nt ’ ,f or no t r e ad i s s i l e nt …e x c e pt f or …’ T he Oc e l ot ’ s ’ ! ) , t he r ei sone ,orr at he rt wo,mi ndf ule ar s y e a,andwhi s k e r sl i k er adar ,t oo!t hatwi l lal way smanaget of e r r e tt he m out( t houghIdi s l i k ef e r r e t s ,andhe s i t at e t oc ompar emy s e l ft ot he m…t he y ’ r ej us t t oos qui r r e l l y ! ) .

J us tc ons i de rt hi s‘ i nt e l l i ge nc e ’ ,whi c h ‘ T heOc e l ot ’ ,i nhi si nge ni ousi ndus t r y , hasgl e ane dwi t hi name r ewe e k s ’t i me , wi t hl i be r als wat he sofnappi ngt hr own i n: MyDav i df i nal l ypr e s e nt e dhi s‘ t he at r i c al ’andpe opl eac t ual l yc ame !Ine v e r mi xi nc r owdsl i k et hi s ,butf r om whe r eI wasnappi ngi ts ounde dasi fs ome one wasi nt hec at ni p.T he r ewe r enume r ous guf f aws ,a c ons i s t e ntbar r age ofgi ggl e s ,andanas s or t e dar r ayoft i t t e r s( not t o be c onf us e d wi t h‘ t wi t t e r s ’ ,whi c h, s py i ngbe i nghungr ywor k ,Iam al way s ont hel ook outf or ) . T hewor dofmout h he r ei st hatDav i d( wr i t e r , di r e c t or , ac t or )pe r f or me doneoft hos eannoy i ng l i t t l e‘ hatt r i c k s ’ ,whi c hs ome oneas s ur e d medi dnoti nc l uder abbi t s ,s oIam al l r i ght ,phi l os ophi c al l y ,wi t ht hat .Rabbi t s gi v e me t he wi l l i e s ;It hi nk i t ’ st hos e e mpt y ,pi nke y e s .’ T he Oc e l ot ’woul d pr obabl yj us tgi v et he m as watandbe donewi t hi t ,buthet ame shi si nc l i nat i onsf orDav i d’ ss ak e . Mol l y ,mype r s onal f r i e ndandHonor ar y F e l i ne ,hasc omeupwi t hanumbe rof s mal l ,my s t e r i ousc l ayf i gur e st hatbe nd t he i r pe ndul ous ,s or r owf ulhe ads i n s ome t hi ng l i k e de f e at …or pr ay e r . “ T he s ear et hehome l e s sone s ,t hef or got t e none s ,t hel one l y , ”s hebr e at he dt o t heai roneni ghtass hewor k e dt he s e f i gur e si nt ol i f ewi t hi nhe rmagni f i c e nt l y c at l i k ehands ;ands het houghti twas j us tt ot heai rs hes ai di t ,t houghone dar k ,l ow,l ur k i ng,s pot t e d onehe ar d he r …’ T heOc e l ot ’ !

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He ,andonl yhe ,c anunde r s t andt he dar kac het hatgi v e sr i s et ot he s ec l ay t ot e mst hats hef i r e si nne ws pr i ntt ogi v e t he i rbr i t t l epi nkas ombe r ,y e tdur abl e , gr ay .T he ys pe akt ome ,agr e e i ngwi t h Mol l y :“ Wear et hef or got t e none s ,l angui s hi ng be s i dea r i v e ri na f or got t e n c i t y . ” ‘ T heF or got t e nCi t y ’ …T hat ’ saf ai ras s e s s me ntoft henor t he r nr ui nsofwhatI l i k et oc al l’ Sac T own and As he s ’ : t he y ’ r et heT ownandwe ’ r et he‘ as he s ’ , ge ti t ?Youmayl augh…orc r y .Mol l y hasdonebot h,andr ol l e di tal lupi nt o s ome t hi ng haunt i ng, c onne c t e d and r e al . Somemy s t e r i ouspe r s onhase r e c t e da f i s h,whi c h al way sge t smy at t e nt i on, madeofwi r eand gl as s ,andi t ador nsa f e nc eonDe lP as oBl v d.j us ta s t one ’ s t hr owf r om T heSt one yI nn,ha!I tmak e s t hemout hof‘ T heOc e l ot ’wat e r ,andi t s e e mst oc r av ee v e nmor ede l i c i ousc ompani ons ,s ay ,awhol ek oi pondpopul at i onmadeupofwi r eandgl as st ot ur n anor di nar y ,hohum f e nc ei nt oat hi ng bot hbe aut i f ulandhunge r i nduc i ng. Ands i nc et hi spi e c eofgue r i l l aar t was e ns c onc e d unde rc ov e r of dar k ne s s ( ar oundt e n-t hi r t yonaT ue s daymor ni ng) ,t he pe r pe t r at orwasne v e rs e e n, andf ort hi she ,ors he ,hast heboundl e s sadmi r at i onof …‘ T heOc e l ot ’ !I magi nei fe v e r y ones t ar t e ddoi ngt hi s ?Our c i t i e s mi ghtac t ual l yl ook l i k e ac t ual pe opl el i v e di nt he m!I tmi ghts e e m, be y ondt hatpr e c i oushumanl i ps e r v i c e , t hats ome oneac t ual l yc ar e d! T heGat ohasbe e npai nt i ngt hepi c t ur e ofac ar ,andi tl ook s ,i fy ouc anbe l i e v e i t ,l i k eac ar .Hes l av e dandwor r i e dov e r i t f ormanyni ght s ,be c aus es ome one ,an e nl i ght e ne d be i ng no doubt ,c ommi s s i one d hi mt o pai nti t ,and T heGat o k ne wt hatt he y bot h want e di tdone r i ght .Hewor k e dati t ,ne v e rs t i nt i ng,l e t t i ngt hemi dni ghtoi lbur n,t heoi l pai nt f l owi ng,al oneasoneofMol l y ’ sf i gur e s . But …washe ?Al one ,t hati s ? !

Orwass ome ones l i nk i ngj us tr oundt he c or ne r ?And wast hats ome one …’ T he Oc e l ot ’ ? ! Asf orRe be c c a,whopos s e s s e sagr ac e be y ondc at s ,whe r ewass hes oj our ni ng i nt hi sc l os e ,s e c r e t i v e ,l aby r i nt hi an wor l d?… I c an’ tr e al l ys ay .Somet hi ngs e v e n‘ T heOc e l ot ’wi l lne v e re v e rk now. But ,Idok now t hi s :what e v e ri ti ss he ’ s doi ng,s hewor k sust oa‘ Good’ .T hough s heandSar ahP al i nhav ene v e rbe e n s e e nt oge t he ri nt hes amer oom,s o… Asf ornow,‘ T heOc e l ot ’s l e e ps( and oc c as i onal l ys wat s ) ,r e s t i ng hi ms e l fup t owar dt hatday ,orni ght ,whe nhi se x c e pt i onale x pe r t i s ei sne e de d;hi sawe i ns pi r i ngabi l i t i e sr e qui r e d;hi sc at box i nne e dofc l e ani ng.T i l lt he n,hemoni t or s ,f r om hi ss e c r e tne r v e c e nt e ri nt he mi ds tof‘ T heF or got t e nCi t y ’ ,t hec e as e l e s s hi e r ogl y phs of humani t y t hat par ade unwi t t i ngl y be ne at h hi se v e r s e e i nge y e .Andhe ,behee v e rpr ai s e d, s t r ok e dandf e d,s hal lal way swor kust o a‘ Good’ .But ,asf ornow,be c aus ehe e x pe c t snot hank s ,t hi sc ati soutofhe r e .

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