New Beginnings: New Jobs
After working at the Palisades News for about four and half years (and the Palisadian-Post eight years before that), I have been touched and feel deeply supported by the number of people in the community that have expressed concern about my unemployment. Those people know how much I love writing and how strongly I feel about the organizations in town.
On so many levels Pacific Palisades is a community of deeply caring individuals, and I thank you all for your ongoing support.
There are the general platitudes to help one through the unexpected, such as “When one door closes, another opens” (but what if the opening door is a closet?) or “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” (glad I’m getting all of these failures out of the way while I can still chew my own food) or “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” ( leave it to Dr. Seuss to say that) or “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. . .not going all the way, and not starting” (Maybe I shouldn’t use Waze for road advice).
I am now optimistic that I will have a new career at the Farmer’s Market. As evidenced from the three peas and five tomatoes I am holding, I plan to set up a produce table on Sunday at the high school. I can attest to the fact that the produce is organically grown, and fair labor practices were employed—I picked them myself and filled out a W9. The quality is good—seeds were purchased at Norris Hardware in the spring.
Because I grow in such limited quantities, I was going to charge $1 a pea pod and $2 for each tomato, but unfortunately, they were eaten last night. My son, who polished off the last tomato said, “These really taste good.” My farmers market table may have to be put hold for another week.
Thank you to all the people who were/are worried about me—you are absolutely the best!! I am truly okay. Let’s live Maya Angelou’s quote, “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one’s fellow human beings.”