choosing joy

The Cable Car Turn Around

After I left work today, I stopped by Anthropologie to do an exchange. The store is about four blocks from my office. Once I’d finished that, I headed off to BART so I could get home.

And I passed this site, the Cable Car turn around, which is always bustling with activity. From street performers, to shoppers, to lots of tourists, to the Cable Car operators, to commuters. And for some reason, I was instantly aware of how how amazing San Francisco is, how much I love this city, how excited I am to work downtown everyday and be a part of this scene. Here I was, just ending my week, nearly taking this site for granted. Instead, something went off in my head. I actually saw the tourists who were so excited to be in line for a Cable Car ride. I noticed the street performers. I took in the shoppers who were running between stores. For a moment, I was totally aware of my surroundings.

And, I found myself immensely grateful for the city, my job, and my life. It was a really great feeling.

On the evening commute

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  • Liz
    April 18, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I would love to visit San Francisco! Bryan and I have dreamed of taking a vacation out there. Maybe someday!

  • I am Harriet
    April 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Cool picture and story.
    Passing through via SITS to say hello.

  • 3 Bay B Chicks
    April 19, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Hello, neighbor! Always so, so fun to discover a local blogger. Us SF bloggers can be such an elusive bunch.

    I’m what you might like to think as the very tail end of the SITS welcome wagon. While my cohorts all probably stopped by your blog in a timely manner, I instead took a different approach. I thought I would wait a while and then swing by and say, hey, you’re still a member!

    Or maybe I’m just a big slacker who is finally getting back on the comment wagon. I’ll leave the interpretation up to you, but I urge you to seriously consider option #1! 🙂

    So glad to have discovered your blog.

    -Francesca

  • Tabitha in Bliss
    April 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    My hubby was born there, but has not returned since he was 9. That would be a great birthday gift someday soon hopefully.

  • Aubrey
    April 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    So amazing!
    I would love to work downtown here but no lucky. Plus, it wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful as San Francisco and I’d spend way too much money on my lunch break! LOL