Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturdays with JZ
But light and shadows often created images that were more eye-catching than their colorful neighbors.
These inspiring walks with this mid-twentieth century essayist through blocks of unnoticed territory led to lessons in seeing beyond what lay in front of us.
I smiled when I saw this shop’s sign.
Although the work won literary acclaim, it is, oddly enough, no longer in print. Interestingly, he maintains that this and other early works were responsible for my becoming a psychologist.
Many of the older-looking buildings are fairly new, meant to match the historical style thanks to a group known as the Old Town Review Board. That old wooden water tower (below) along Front Street?
"About 25 years old," said Jimmy Moore, a Temecula Valley Museum docent (Louise Esola - For the Californian, March 26, 2011).
I am not sure of that assertion about the basis for my career choice, but I know that his unpublished essay “The Wife of Bath as a College Sophomore” showed an astute understanding of the role of one’s culture (whether it be the days of King Arthur or those of twentieth century flower children) on personality development.
These writings that I was privileged to study years ago revealed his unique outlook on what makes us human.
Once in awhile on these photo walks we would come across a location that could provide a day's worth of subjects. An example of such a "find" is The Bank Restaurant (below) in Temecula.
I don’t mean to imply that these scenes were typical of Temecula or even Old Town Temecula, but are sights that are typical of any city, town, or village. Other mainstays of Old Town Temecula are shown below.
Jerry Zinn was my roommate through my undergraduate years in Iowa City, IA, and, for the most part, the references to him and his creative genius are based in fact.