March 26, 2011 § 26 Comments
Carmel-By-The-Sea is a city with the best of favored geographical genre, bordered by viridian forest and beryl ocean.
Carmel-By-The-Sea is a beach town of fairies and mythical creatures, everyone and everything frolicking by historical structures bedeviled by upper crust and bohemian dead folks.
Carmel-By-The-Sea is a mecca, nay, the holy land for artists and California free souls.
Carmel-By-The-Sea was home to the Ohlone tribe who air swallowed white man diseases, bugs that ravaged and gnawed native DNA into extinction and scattered their bones (triangle stones) to the sea.
Carmel-By-The-Sea was root polluted by guilty Franciscans, bringing and building missions, forcing God branches into the ground, plaguing those at war to save their souls and add to the bounty of ego grace.
Carmel-By-The-Sea is a wordsmith magnet, the first library in the state of California built over an imagined magnetic pole for lexeme geeks.
Carmel-By-The-Sea came to be possessed by Honore Escolle. At 14, Honore came to New Orleans from Salernes, France, the French center of ceramics. Once in California, he made his mark on Monterey, owning the bread, kiln and bricks. But in the late 1800s, he was moved to build the beautiful area of Carmel, then Rancho Las Manzanitas. Honore still has branches in the area to this day, his descendants, the Tomlinson-Del Piero Family.
Carmel-By-The-Sea became shelter in the aftermath of 1906, the year San Francisco shook and broke the siren song of cities. The migration of creators was never-ending; artists, musicians, painters, writers, letting their freak flag fly lifetimes before Haight-Ashbury. 10 dollars down, home come round.
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Charlie Chaplin. Robinson Jeffers built his Tor House and Hawk Tower, a part of the Tor House housed them all, gave them respite in rough western lands.
Carmel-By-The-Sea is where in 1913 your hand could be guided by a master painter for 6 weeks for just $15.
Carmel-By-The-Sea is one square mile that belongs to the corporeal, dogs rule the streets, a dish of water stooping it everywhere. Vespertine tree dances in joyous worship of buildings built around existing their ancestors. There are rules against street numbers, high heels, parking meters and blinding, moon blocking, star shower stopping street lights.
Carmel-By-The-Sea was born by pushing. Of San Andreas and Palo Colorado, of Church Creek and San Francisquito, none at fault, but faults just the same, shaking and rattling because paradise is not forever, even in California.