Friday, August 3, 2012
what you can't see...
how, yesterday, sitting in gridlock traffic in Oakland, my dog puked in my passenger seat.
how, sitting through 8 hours a day of lecture courtesy of UC Berkeley is, for me, a heartbreaking calibration.
how, after paying 15 dollars for parking and 5 dollars bridge toll, i sat in my car for 2 hours to get home.
how, today the day-old dog puke smell re-appeared as i sat again in gridlock traffic on the way home.
how, no matter where you go, there will always be distance between you and the things you love.
yet: the sanity I find here is the same as the sanity I would find anywhere-- in the peace of being outside, alone, with the promise of a rising moon, the unfurling of ferns, the steadiness of a redwood forest. it's all within reach.