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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This photo that I took today might need a little 'splainin'. It's what's left of the ice skating rink at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. I had seen it one day, about a month ago, with blasting Top Ten country music, the rink full of skaters -- giggling teenage girls, confident soloists, brave children, and that guy. You know him, he's that guy at every ice rink and roller rink: weird outfit, thin, about 37 years old, pony tail, and a fancy skating technique. The guy that day was decked out in camouflage and inexplicable San Francisco 49er accessories. Oh, his arm flourishes were impressive, don't get me wrong, but I get the impression That Guy, though creepy as all get-out, is a little sad inside and is just trying to skate the pain away.
Back to today, I realized I never thought about what an ice skating rink must look like when it's being dismantled/melted. There's a lovely metaphor in their somewhere, but the Hawaiian Airlines branding is making it hard to see.