My rainy day return to Oregon felt so good after a week in the incredibly dry, lone star state. My finger tips cracked open on the plane ride there and I joked, ‘I hope I still have lips by the end of the week’.
But beauty and moisture aside, I truly knew I was home when an elderly fellow approached me at a local restaurant and told me I look like Elizabeth Taylor. LOL! Um, yeah, ok. All I could say to him was, “oh my”. He followed the unreasonable compliment with a dagger in my heart. “You look like a Republican”. My reaction was, ” NO! I’m a democrat!!!!” Why did I feel the need to respond to him at all, much less to share my political affiliation with the whole restaurant? Well, anyway….he wanted money [for the bus]. He could have just asked me outright. That whole ‘butter me up’ routine was so Portland. “Toto, I have a feeling we aren’t in ‘Texas’ anymore”…
This is a really old photo of Mt Hood from the west shore of Lost Lake in Oregon.