Monday, November 9, 2009
For this I left Jurzee?
Not every sea gull has moved south to bask in the glorious sunshine and to skip through the sand and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But enough of them have. That distinctive Jersey accent can be heard from one coast of Florida to the other, and even in between. Many gulls hang out in Ocala and even The Villages, but the Gulf beaches are their favorite address. That's why as I tried today to capture a representative image of Tampa, this fine looking fellow caught my eye and ear. It was kind of gray and overcast. It happens, OK? He wanted to know: Where's da sun? I'll head back up ta Jurzee and Elizabeth and home on da docks if you don't make da sun shine. Bright! Now! I couldn't argue with a transplant...a Snow Bird...a Jurzee native. (He hadn't even changed out the DMV plate on his tail.) Just look at that steely gaze. The tilt of his head. He's a serious dude. Would YOU argue with him? I promised to make the sun shine. What else could I do?