one minute you're among the regal victorians of pacific heights strolling past designer shops, then you turn a street and you're in japantown - smelling fish and not hearing a word of english. a couple of blocks later and you're on the water and it feels like a beach town - loud seals, water crashing up on the rocks. downtown is crazy and busy and grey, haight is lazy and bright and (always) smells like weed, and our neighborhood (richmond) is quiet and diverse and laden with fog-horns at night.
i especially connect with this city because it can't make up it's mind. it's everything and nothing, all at once. i feel like i too, am a million different things all smooshed into one human. i am extremely social but i need my privacy, i am extremely high strung but in a lot of ways, totally low-key, i am always simultaneously content and restless. i love living in a place that is a metaphor for me.