October 9, 2013

coming and going.

I've come to memorize the way the light falls across the city each day, twice a day. Riding the bus to work, I look out the window to watch the sunrise inch over the horizon, leaving Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge and the city skyline in a murky golden haze. And then, at night, just after we've crossed the Golden Gate and left the city in our wake, I make a point to turn back and take in the view. As we near the rainbow tunnel in Marin, I spin around in my seat for that take-your-breath-away blue of the bay.
All this is to say that I love my commute. I really do. That hour in and that hour out, it's the only time when I find myself completely tuned out, sitting quietly with nothing but a view — a gorgeous view — and the scenes of my book-in-progress playing out in my head. There's just something about the rhythm and routine of that everyday drive, that coming and going, isn't there?

7 comments:

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

it sounds like a tranquil sacred moment in your day. with that view, it'll be too easy to love your commute. mine is always different. as a film crew, we always go places. some are pretty, some are good, and some are hard.

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

it sounds like a tranquil sacred moment in your day. with that view, it'll be too easy to love your commute. mine is always different. as a film crew, we always go places. some are pretty, some are good, and some are hard.

dee said... [Reply to comment]

your commute sounds lovely. i wish i could view my own as such, but alas, that is not the case.

Magdalena Paulino said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I enjoyed my commute as much as you enjoy yours. I don't mind commuting, but driving for two hours everyday became a routine for me. I would really love to ride the train to work, maybe that will be an option in the future :)

Katie Appleyard said... [Reply to comment]

So beautiful. And how amazing to love the thing that many loath in a day. You really can see the beauty in everything can't you.

K x

Sweet Apple Lifestyle

Jes C said... [Reply to comment]

These are some pretty beautiful photos. Especially the one with the city!

Jes | Naturally Jes

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

I have an hour-and-a-bit communute, and at least half of it is over Dartmoor, here in Devon. It is SO beautiful, and while I might moan about the fact that I get stuck behind cows and sheep on a regular basis, I love the time I get to just think and relax all by myself. xx