i thought i was going to bike up to the getty center today, but once i got to santa monica, there was a narrow little park with a fantastic view of the ocean and the beach. i biked through a few neighborhoods, the ran into a farmer's market where i got some strawberries. i took the berries back to the park and sat on a bench that overlooks a huge swath of beach and even more ocean. i was on the phone for about 60 minutes to a friend and to my dad. it was very restorative to just sit on that bench and feel the sea breeze on my face and the sun warming my body. i really needed that. i havent been to the ocean in two or three weeks even though i live one block away. i got a burrito for lunch and ate that on the rooftop at home. i think i'll take a nap.