Viewing page 7 of 58

Tuesday, 24th June, '40
1
The entrance to the continent - last Wed. Golden Gate hills and coastline. colors as I had never seen, except in thought and wish. The clouds of mist above the hills. The white buildings on hills, the red bridge.

The ride through S.F. - Herb & Laurel - streets, wide, long, straight. Richmond & Berkeley -- The yellow hills, the light brown & gray rocks, the rounded domes for mists. the green water in the bay, & the great distances all around.

Berkeley - college town - and young men & women. Karl's friends - some serious, but most dillettantes, afraid, nervous, effeminate, glibly talking, discussing, with dainty enthusiasm. It was not the people for me. I sought people sturdier than they.

S.F. - Met Walter Lindamen, Tom Hayes, Bud Dixon, Clay Spohn - here are real people - The struggling artists accomplishing much in face of much hardship. These are the people who matter & who live and express life and the spirit of the city they have for home.

Mural painting - so much does it express. I shall have to take more life classes - one 
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.