coffeetography.: Dave Vega, Menotti’s Venice, CA

new man on the block


dave vega, menotti’s


He’s new here.

“I am learning and forgetting,” he said.

My first reaction was sadness as I assumed there was a negative to the loss of what he intimated, forgetting all the before of him – In Spain – for the sake of all the new to come in him – IN America.

But upon some days of reflecting I finally heard him. And, the poet Rudyard Kipling,

“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew, to serve your turn long after they are gone…you’ll be a man.”

The forgetting makes way for a shredding, a renewing, for new [hu]man muscle. What a gift, if I | WE | YOU see it that way.

To us all, I say, lets forget a lot more often, lets all be new here, shall we?

coffee shop: menotti’s

location: venice, ca