Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blue 78 in Los Angeles

      People who don't know Los
      Angeles, who wish to dis-
      tinguish it by fragments
      they believe have some ca-
      chet, miss that is a whole
      space, not The Blue Boy by
      himself in San Marino. The
      permeating golden light is
      why we recognise him there,
      but that gilt frame is cast
      about him everywhere. Born
      in the neighborhood of The
      Blue Boy, I was taken often
      to see him, and to roll my-
      self down the slope of his
      gardens from his perch on
      Oxford hill. But even then,

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