May 26, 2006
Photo Friday: Home
Golden Gate Bridge from Mt. Tam, San Francisco, CA, Canon Digital Rebel
So I'm officially on my little sabbatical from posting, but I couldn't resist participating in the new Photo Friday today with the theme of "Home." We will be leaving our beloved home of San Francisco tomorrow (for me after 11 years and for Matt over 30 years) and moving across the bay to Berkeley.
We are, however, going out in style. We made the SF Chronicle yesterday with the Rebar Encanment project. (More photos of that coming soon)
I realize as I am leaving this home, that I have a particular style of saying goodbye. My closest friends know that when I leave a party, I have a motto called "Leave at the climax." Which is funny on a few different levels, but I really do live by it. I don't wait until the party dies down to go home. I leave when the party is in full effect, right at the epicenter of the crazy dance moves, the moment when you can't walk around very easily without spilling someone's drink, or when the hootin and hollerin and blowing things up begins. I don't say goodbye. I don't make a big fuss. I just leave. (This happens even if the party is at my own house)
I am watching myself doing something similar with my move, ready to forge ahead without looking back. Ready to say goodbye without much ado. And although I don't know if we're leaving at the climax of our time here in the city, things are certainly rockin and the energy in the city is very alive.
Bye, bye San Francisco. We will miss you!
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you will surely be missed!
Please don't take a sabbatical!!! Your blog is among the only blogs I ever read now.
just kidding.. hope you come back soon.
So much happens at the end of a party, I couldn't bear to leave. It's special to be on clean-up crew, to settle down and discuss things with the friends who are left, to feel like you've lived through something!
Andrea, when are you coming back? I really miss your lovely photos and inspiring posts. Anyway, hope to be able to read your blog again soon,
That is the best photo I've seen of "Home" in a while, having been transplanted from California to the east coast like I am...
Wishing you both a smooth * wildly wonderful transition to Berkeley! One of my daughters dearest friends was just accepted to University there as a junior. We are so excited to visit in the fall!
I've actually heard about that 'leave the party' theory....personally, I never feel like I can make it to the end of the party where you've got those few last straglers...
Congratulations and good luck on your move. It's always hard to leave a home, but now you will be making a new home. Besides, I bet you'll find some great shots in Berkeley: the people, the shops, the lifestyle. I love Berkeley, it's one of my favorite spots here in the Bay Area.
-your Sonoma County reader
blessings on your journey!
I hope that your journey goes smoothly. Enjoy the sabbatical and come back with lots of spilling to share.
i love your motto! rock it in berkeley!
Hope the move goes well. At least your home will be somewhere as lovely as Berkeley!
Atleast you won't be TOO far from home :) I hope you move goes smoothly. Congrats on the success of 'Encanment'! I look forward to seeing more pics of the project :)
I was just thinking about you this morning...hope your move is going smoothly. Hoping Berkeley will be smashingly good to you both. xoxo
Thinking of you and sending warm sunny yellow rays, fresh cut grass, cold clear bubbling water, and clean deep breath breezes your way :-)
weirdly, really, in light of this post, I've been thinking a lot latley of your post "The Swarm" from 3 years ago. I've been in NYC for 8 years now, and It's suddenly feeling like it's time to swarm back to Northern California.... of course, these things take time, but I feel like I'm in my goodbye period. And it seems like y'all know it's time to go too.
Best of luck in your new life. I'm sure it will be wonderful....
I didn't realize someone else did that too at parties, and SF's loss is our gain! I'm working on that list!
Come on over to the East Bay baby; the water is warm! Welcome!!!
at the climax?? I'm the opposite and stick around until I make the hosts uncomfortable. Just kidding, but I love the climax too much to leave, think I'm going to miss something.
your only 15 minutes away by BART! it will be okay and you'll get more sun in Berkeley!
Aw, but you're missing the denouement, when the last drunken stragglers have straggled their way out and all that's left is a messy apartment strewn with remnants of an unforgettable night and a few best friends and that special bottle of wine you saved for last. The conversations that happen then, the unexpected secrets revealed, the final pairings of the night, platonic and romantic, those are some of the best, most intimate times in the life of the party.
Congratulations on your transition!
Hurrah for new adventures ahead, Andrea!
I do the same thing at parties. I am thinking of you so much and hope the moves go perfectly!
Blessings on this new journey!