The Great Outdoors

  • I'm in Seattle with my girlfriend and I decide to give her flying lessons. Unfortunately she's too scared to leap off the cliff so I pick her up and throw her off. She flaps her arms and begins to hover some feet away. We have fun flying around over the canals downtown and spend some time under a bridge. I practice some Superman-style flying with arms stretched out in front and rigid body. I really go fast that way.

  • With Allen and someone else, I'm surfing in Santa Cruz. We are the only ones out there and the city itself seems to be absent as it is just us, the ocean, the cliffs, and some ruins built into the rock. As time goes by, the waves get bigger and bigger until they are impossibly huge: several stories tall. I get caught by one of these and it catapults me far up the side of the cliff. As I work my way down I discover the ruins of a small school. The playground slide is embedded in the cliff face and I slide down it. When I'm back with my friends in the water I tell them about what I saw.

  • With Mario and Adam, we decide to take a joyride through town. We're driving in a go-cart that seems to have little care for gravity as we sail up the walls of buildings and drive through Safeway and restaurants. In Safeway I hear this great jazz music and the radio and comment to Mario about how cool the melody is. I wake up with tune in my head and realize it's a hybrid of two Charlie Parker compositions: Blues For Alice and Donna Lee.