Ozzie Ausband

Clouds over California

Brad Bowman- Oxnard 1977

The sky is dead. I’m sitting here at the table, looking out over the pool. The air is still. Not a leaf stirs. Even the birds are quiet. Forlorn. There are no songs to be sung on this morning. There are clouds over California. They are not only in the form of weather, but there are financial, societal & political clouds as well. Every time I see the news, I’m reminded of the mess we are in. It seems to worsen daily. “I voted for the Democrats because I didn’t like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache. All I know is that everything is crazy out there. It makes me want to stay within my four walls & read even more than I already do! I heard a funny quote recently. “When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.” Sounds about right. Have a good one & if it rains just remember… It doesn’t rain forever. This mess will soon be behind us. Thanks to Jim Goodrich for the image of Brad Bowman in a better time. Skate- Ozzie