As I stood on top of one of the Twin Peaks and looked out over the bright city of San Francisco and into the bay beyond with its rust colored Golden Gate Bridge and the lumpy green mountains beyond that, and looked behind me and saw the setting sun and its reflection in the water so it looked like two suns, and glanced down and saw my lengthening shadow on the earth, and felt the coolness coming from the trees, and considered all the combinations of colors of green and blue and brown and bright that lay before me, I thought to myself that there is no other city I have found in this earth that has such a high concentration of everything I love. Creativity, nature, color, coffee, books, floral dresses, and sidewalks all combined and laid out on a grid set between hills on a peninsula in the bay.
And then I thought that I would like to live in California, if it would have me, and especially if it would find me a place to live and pay my bills. But those might have to be personal journeys. I would make the effort, though. It would be worth it to live here.
Here I come, just another liberal arts graduate with a job in retail.
What a beautiful description of San Francisco. I live just across the bay right under the biggest lump in the Lumpy Mountains. (I love that and from now on I will always refer to them that way.) I am excited for you. The possibilities are endless here in sunny California and people in San Francisco are friendly and nice. It’s going to be a culture shock but in a good way! We moved here 30 years ago from Washington State and I have never regretted it. Looking forward to hearing all about your new adventure! 🙂
Thanks for the well wishings! People are really friendly here—I sneezed in a convenience store and both the guys in front of me said bless you. It was just another San Francisco moment. The adventure really begins once I get back from Egypt next May and after my sister gets married in June, but an adventure it will be.
Wow, that’s a big step. Glad you found a place that stirs you like that, and nothing but luck if you take the plunge!
Thanks so much! I’ve made a lot of big statements about coming out here….here’s to hoping I can follow through!