I am so excited to be here. My new blog, San Francisco, writing, taking pictures. It's hard to believe it's already been three weeks since my arrival. The city has changed so much since I left, and yet remains exactly the same: fantastic, beautiful, crazy crazy crazy, and so full of so many people I love that I feel like my heart will burst out of my chest. Last Friday I saw an old friend at the California Academy of Science (another new thing that happened while I was in London! And it's got a PLANETARIUM! And a RAINFOREST! And an AQUARIUM! With SEA MONSTERS in it!). She was already in the museum and I was in line when we spotted each other. We were both shrieking and jumping up and down from our respective sides of the glass doors when the lobby guards finally gave up and shooed me through the line, opening the door before me to sprint into the museum and into her arms. The force of our hug nearly spun us around, and not a word of our babbling made sense nor mattered. We were together again.
This is what it's like being back in San Francisco.
I'm off now to assist in a friend's kitchen making The World's Greatest Chutney. Then maybe when I'm done, I'll take a wander through Union Square to see the windows full of beautiful things and hear the humming of the cable car lines and maybe I'll even stop in a shop to touch a book or a scarf. Then it will be time to return home, to the fog and the tea and a good friend. And then tonight, it's Katy Time.