I’m not a fan of the ocean. Â It is too big, vast, dark, and scary. Â The tide will come in and swallow you up like a shark. Â But I am a Pisces. Â Two fishes swimming in opposite directions. Â I am drawn to the water. Â The grubby little pier in Redondo Harbor is so small that it feels like it belongs in some run-down New England seaside resort that has seen better days. Â Hollywood is far away. Â The celebrities go to Malibu, the tourists to Santa Monica. Â I like to watch the lazy fisherman, who spend the day dreaming of nothing, and catching even less, waiting for the sun to set.
Neil Kramer has been writing about his life online since 2005. He has worked for Disney and HBO. Neil lives in NYC. You can contact him at neilochka on yahoo.
beautiful — the words, too.
You’ve inspired me to take more pictures with instagram. I think I can… I think I can.
really evocative. wonderful.
Neil … love the pics here and in the previous (traffic) post. You’ve got a great perspective!
It’s too bad you’re not a fan of the sea when you live by one. A beautiful one at that too! Years ago for work I went to Nunavut (trust me, you do not know the north until you’re way up there eye level to Greenland and surrounded by true eskimos – but don’t call ’em that, it’s their N word) and spent some time in the snow desert. It’s endless like any desert wether it’s snow, sand or water. All give you the same feeling of powerlessness – and it’s a good thing. Very zen. Very releasing (?).
Sitting on the boat when no land is in sight – is awesome. I just sit there and stare out at the waves and their forever’ness. And once in a while you spot something utterly cool like a whale or a buttload of dolphins and stand and scream with joy and excitement instantly killing whatever zen you’d just built up.
Beautiful pictures, beautiful words.
I love the one of the two fishermen. Love the colors and graininess … you almost can’t tell what year it is.
Love your words and your pictures, Neil. Beautiful.
I love the ocean Neil … about to spend a week in your lovely state and can’t wait to soak up some sun and enjoy the beaches 🙂