October 4, 2012

san francisco.

Sometimes, I think it's tempting to feel like you can love only one hobby, one style, one place. For a long time, I felt that loving San Francisco would lessen my love for Chicago and Paris and San Diego and Oxford — as if too many loves would dilute each of them. I didn't want to be the boy who cried wolf, so to speak, when it came to falling in love with a city. I felt the need to choose.

But this week, I threw that theory right out the window. This week, I acknowledged that yes, I love this city. I love it in my bones. I love it for its color and its hills and its wonderful, unpredictable weather. I love it for the fog and the green and the blue and the charming, eclectic neighborhoods.

I love San Francisco. It's home. And so is Chicago. And that's okay.

(Photo: Union & Gough | My Instagram)

11 comments:

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

i feel it too. i was born, grew up, went to college, and lived in several cities. and as i work in film and tv shows, i travel pretty frequent and right now i don't have a permanent place (i'm pretty much a nomad) for now. sometimes i felt guilty about the love i have for these places i've lived in, but now i know it's okay. and by loving all of them doesn't mean i betray each one of them.

p.s : you make me want to move to San Francisco

Elsha Bodily said... [Reply to comment]

Just sticks to the theory that home is where your heart is:) I love Russia for the small time I was there more than I love the town I grew up in, and that ok. Beautiful thoughts!

Chelsea said... [Reply to comment]

I know what you mean. You can definitely leave a little piece of your heart in each wonderful city.

Anacristina said... [Reply to comment]

I love home, I'm so sad I can't be in San Francisco right now! I absolutely love it there. So glad you've come to realize your love for it!

x's & o's
Anacristina
laughsandicecream.blogspot.com

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

I had a post similar to this a little while ago although I can't say I love Tucson. hahah But I do acknowledge that it's becoming a part of me.

writermegan said... [Reply to comment]

"..as if too many loves would dilute each of them."

I'm so glad love doesn't work that way!

siddathornton said... [Reply to comment]

i grapple with similar feelings, that i have to choose wisely with the things i devote my time to, or love. this post reminded me i don't have to choose & i hope i can hang on to that notion!

mekatsu mekatsu said... [Reply to comment]

oh I so agree!
I've lived so many places and I've had to realize that I have many homes that I love.
San Francisco really has my heart though! Wasn't it wonderful weather this week? It was almost too hot;)
Are you guys going to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this weekend?
~Kat

Serena said... [Reply to comment]

I couldn't agree more! I'm completely in love with this city.

Puput said... [Reply to comment]

I can see from your pictures, San Francisco is really a beautiful city :)

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

#homesick

best city in the world