Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Disneyland-Reality In Fantasyland

Yesterday, the weather was nearly perfect for a day with your 3½ year old granddaughter at Disneyland. That is, a day without parents and just granddaughter and grandparents. We promised her this day, and we were determined to make it her day without the influence of parents, who might well have had their own ideas about what they wanted to do in the kingdom of fantasy. I think that my daughter initially had her nose out-of-joint when I kyboshed her thought of joining us. But, she seemed to get over it and apparently understood that this was her daughter’s time without parents.

While waiting to ride on the roller-coaster in Toontown, my granddaughter spotted a magnificent insect as it landed on a stem of a plant. She immediately asked me to photograph the creature that you see depicted here. It goes to show that not everything in Disneyland is man-made and the product of fantasy. Some things are too good to improve upon.