Santa Cruz Friday Night: Five Photos, Five Stories


I made it from Berkeley to Santa Cruz in time for Friday night on Pacific Avenue. Surprisingly cold, I ducked into a store to buy a warmer top and emerged to hear familiar music. I walked down the block toward it and sure enough, it was Kazunga–my favorite marimba booth, still going strong fourteen years after my move from the Santa Cruz area to Mexico.


I stood quietly in the crowd and when I stepped closer to take a picture, needless to say, my friend Robin was astonished to see me!


This “statue” was a new addition to Pacific Avenue.


Nice taste in shoes…


He was glad to see me as well–especially the bill I put in his collection cup. A nice tune followed. Even his accordion was well-dressed.

The Tannery art studios were having their usual “First Friday” Open Studios.

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These young ladies took time out from observing art for a bit of social media activity.

Wonderful to be back in Santa Cruz with all its street activity, great restaurants and old friends.  It’s going to be a busy week.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Santa Cruz Friday Night: Five Photos, Five Stories

  1. iseeiseesaidme

    OMG…what are the chances of that happening… really after 14 years you walk down the street and there is your favorite marimba group…No question, you are exactly where you need to be. I love it when stuff like that happens it is so affirming . have fun, loved the pictures !



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