July 16, 2012

a city of surprises.

Strolling through our neighborhood, I can walk just a few blocks and suddenly feel as if I'm in a totally different city. It's one of my favorite things about living here: the sense that just over that hill, or just around that bend, I may find a place or a person or a view that's completely unexpected. 

To me, San Francisco always seems full of surprises — and I love surprises, always have. There's just something about that thrill of being thrown off. That tiny little pocket of magic in your everyday.

And a city, a home — a love that can spark that kind of easy, spontaneous joy?
Well, it's enough to make a girl grow roots, I think. It's enough to make a girl stay.

(Photo: From the Presidio | My Flickr)


Niken said... [Reply to comment]

yes, that's a good reason to make me stay too

mekatsu mekatsu said... [Reply to comment]

I agree! Have you walked all the way through Golden Gate Park yet? That will make you feel like that too!

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

I love the bit where you said "It's enough to make a girl grow roots." I'm still searching for that place. And I totally agree that San Fran is full of surprises!

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@mekatsu mekatsu Yes! I really, really love Golden Gate Park :) I also feel that way about North Beach/Telegraph Hill for some reason — like I'm in Europe or something!

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

exactly!! one of the reasons i love it so much!