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On the Pier
February 16, 2003
Santa Monica, Calif.
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Phoned my mom a few days after this to say hello, and she asked
how I enjoyed the ride on the pier. How'd she know? I had
my new mobile phone in my pocket, and the keylock wasn't on. Must
have bumped some buttons, and when she answered her phone in Northern
California, the first thing she heard was screaming. Was this a goodbye
call from someone in a disaster? Then she heard music and the laughter,
and me shouting to Ellie, "We're over the water! Look, we're way up over the