Friday, October 01, 2004

San Francisco

This is my second attempt at writing about San Francisco. I was already to publish it, and then my explorer closed on me and it wansn't saved. My precious memories and writings gone forever. They are off in cyberworld..... Oh, well. I will rewrite and go on!
Since I last wrote, I have been to the coast! Oh how refreshing! Darren and I visited San Francisco last week for our 9 year anniversary! Wow, 9 years. I feel old! This was our 2nd visit to San Fran. I love it! I am not sure why the city clicks so well with me. It is ultra liberal...I am not. It is artsy...I can't draw a stick man. It is very hip...I am not sure I fit in that category. It brings out a part in me that I did not know existed. It makes me want to move to the city and live in a townhouse on Nob Hill. It makes me want to be metropolitan. It makes me enjoy eating in Chinatown and eating something that I saw hanging from the ceiling that afternoon!
It causes me to try new things! The adventurer in me comes out!
My little town in the middle of the cornfields seems quite boring and same old same old when I return from San Francisco. I guess maybe after I had lived on Nob Hill, it would be the same. I find it hard to convice myself that it would become boring. Oh, the midwest is good for clearing your palette. It cleanses the soul so that when you do travel you are ready to taste new and exciting things.
Traveling always reminds me that life is huge! Day in and day out in my normal routine and can make me think only of myslef and my needs, but when I travel, I realize that life goes on everyday for everyone no matter where they are and everyone's lives are very different yet so much the same! Well, maybe that is too deep for tonight.
Until next time....
-dreaming about San Francisco

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Here I am!

I have done it! I have always wanted to write where someone would actually read what I had to say. This is my big opporutnity! Do they have counters on these things so that I can see how many people are reading my deep thoughts? This could really help my self-confidence or maybe it could be a dose of reality?!
Here I am surrounded by cornfields, yet daydreaming of the coast. Thoughts of life seem clearer when I am on the coast and can hear the sound of the waves crashing in. All of life makes more sense with that backdrop. The cds you by of recordered waves just don't seem to have the same effect. There must be the damp air and the smell of salt water in order to give the full effect. Oh, how I love the coast! I feel like I am a coastal person. I even get Coastal Living, but for some reason I am living and have always lived in the middle of the country surrounded by cornfields!
I guess cornfields aren't that bad. The sunsets are unbeatable above them and they do create a bit of depth to these flatlands. There just aren't any sound effects to give that clear-minded feeling.
I can't wait till my next visit to the coast.
Until then......the thoughts will have to come from the cornfields.
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