View from Brian's car: A street of San Francisco
After Gilbert's death, Ray and I resolved to fulfill dreams, make good on intentions and use whatever time we have on our hands.( Michael Jackson and Me )Colma: Emperor Norton
I followed the Jackson memorial preparation with great interest, partly because it funhouse-mirrored my own experience, and partly because of a 4 July visit to Colma, California.
The trip to Colma was my friend Rachel's idea. She was in San Francisco for a couple of days and wanted to commemorate Independence Day with a visit to the grave of Emperor Norton at the Woodlawn Cemetery. ( I work in a mortuary. I've heard it all. )Bender: Remember me!
With memorials on our mind, my visit to the King Tut exhibit at the De Young Museum two days later continued the question of how we memorialize the dead.( King Tut, Futurama and States of Being )