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Panos Skoulidas

Sunblock, Botox and Detox

 

“Jim Morrison” himself once told me:

“…there is no way in hell you can go CLOSE  to the flame and not get burned…

go close, closer, get BURNED feel the pain, feel the devil breathing on your neck…

pay your dues… ”

That was the thought that kept me sane while i was sweating at the back seat of that police car… those words kept my brain in order when i was struggling with those handcuffs… The “either my wrist is too big or the cuffs too tight” thought wasn’t really helping me at all…

Go CLOSE, “if you hands are free, you ain’t close enough”, i thought and then i passed out….

It took me a while, quite a few  visits to Venice Beach to realize that there is more than the eye can see…

There is the MORNING, welcoming Venice Beach, rollerblades, beautiful one speed beach bicycles, hot girls with bikinis, studs with their ipods strapped on their bare arm… tourists, kids, little dogs, big dogs, INNOCENCE….

As the sun dives into  the pacific, as the noon passes quickly, there is another

“cast” waking up, slowly… the “unfortunate”, the drunks, the homeless, THE UNSTABLE…. you can hear the beer  pouring & smell the  “mary-jane” burning…

SUNSET comes, the vampires now are really up…

the FREAK SHOW  begins…

The TRANSITION from light to darkness comes through the Venice Sunset.. the golden lights,

the MAGIC begins…

The “innocent families” are heading home… Another beautiful day in the Beach  is over…

Over ??????… Hmmm , i dont think so…

When the darkness comes, a whole another Venice wakes up…

Sirens, handcuffs, pain, suffering, BLOOD…. lot’s of blood…

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Welcome to Venice Beach… to my venice world….

relax, enjoy and remember : ” …if you don’t feel the pain, you ain’t CLOSE enough….”

ok, next Corona on me !!!

peace

panos skoulidas

 

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