Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall in Love at The Getty

There are so many ways to find and see creative genius.
With each Season brings a new perspective, another attempt.
We show up with one intent, and discover another.
We stand up searching the walls, and end up laying down and looking up, to an unexpected point of view.

Lucky am I to find my way to an ocean filled with a collective of high I.Q.
Learn as I do, the mind plays, and shares, and stumbles, and rebounds.
The super human real life heroes, travel with simple and humble egos.
Ambition abounds with delight and obsession but, never self right.

I peek around to see if there might be anyone else with eyes popping.
Anyone else with heart thumping?
Anyone else with pulse racing?
Around the corner I spy, something more than cake topping.

Spooning, cuddling and petting, smooching and touching.
Breathing and reaching, yawning and stretching.
Chinese, we say Ching-Ching.
Around here we say kissing.

There are more who are sipping, and tasting, and gulping.
Manners are flung, along with arms over head, and legs over another.
Mindful of nothing but time and space and sense of place.
Cups flowing, plates folded and napkins crumbled, ice slowly melting.

Freedom felt only surrounded by a crowd who is cooing.
Babies are strolling, and sucking, their parents wishing.
Wishing they could stay there longer too, just doing nothing.
Freshman taking photos, tourist listening, and still spirits running.

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles


Linda S. Socha said...

Lovely post and great photos.Love the post in general

TheChicGeek said...

Neat post, Teri. I love the Getty :)) At the Getty in the city I so love the color of the rock's so golden. On a sunny day with the light just right it truly feels like you are walking through a glowing hallway!

I actually enjoyed the Getty at the beach more before they redid it. It feels too commercial to me now...that may be because I have been to Rome since my original trip there so it pales in comparison to the magnificence of Rome.

I didn't realize the Getty was such a big makeout place...LOL

Hugs, Teri :))

Beach Vintage said...

I hope to get there one day.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Great post :) That second pic is a fantastic perspective, and I feel a bit like a voyeur watching those happy couples. I must see the Getty one day. I actually just posted about The Modern Museum of Fort Worth today. Fun timing!


The Getty Villa was always a local favorite of mine. Maybe that's why it took me until know to get over that hump, and push on up to the other side of the hill.

The Villa however, is still a nice place for lunch. They offer up a country loaf of bread on wood cutting block and a very big knife to finish the job. Well done.

Shadow said...

freedom, spirits running, you've sketched a beautiful place...

Gabbi said...
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Gabbi said...

One of my favorite museums dear Teri! I so want to visit now, before it gets chillier.

Hope your week is going well!

drollgirl said...

they getty gardens are spectacular! so is the van gogh iris painting that they have!

Manon Doyle said...

Hey girlfriend!!
You never disappoint with your posts!! Always beautiful!!
The Getty Gardens are incredible!!
I like Ching-Ching.... I may have to start using!

or ching-ching!! : )

Renee said...

Teri I have fallen in love with this post.




We can all use a bigger display of Love, and some sweet "Ching-Ching"...and why not share both, some place spectacular with as many surprised and spying eyes as possible.


Rachel Follett said...

I love the style of writing for this post. Lovely photos too!

myan photography/zuppaartista said...

your writing is always so beautiful!
and i love a day at the getty!
thanks for sharing! :)
(new blog: :)

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Thanks for stopping by. Linda is a real sweet heart. I love me some fruits and vegetables. And it's a good thing. I will stop by again. Nice photo's.


Big and wild Getty love for all.

Down and Out Chic said...

looks like a lovely place to be!

TheBeautyFile said...

I've never been the Getty, but next time I'm in LA, I would love to go!

Thanks for contributing...I LOVE that you called it a pretty much! My friend is looking to dye her hair dark to blonde and I will recommend your stylist!

Angie Muresan said...

The Getty Museum is one of the few places I love about LA. I could spend days just roaming around!

drollgirl said...

i hope you had a really nice thanksgiving.

and i wanted to thank you for your recent comments. i am trying to hang in there and just keep busy and hope for the best. :)

Federica said...

Love these photos!
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!


I would love to visit this great the iron canopy for the climbing plants, that's such a clever idea!