Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SF Cable Cars


 Paintings by Christopher Clark - the first one is a perfect depiction of how I remember my first several cable car rides. 

My first semester of law school took a pretty serious toll on my complexion, and after a few weeks I had scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist near Union Square. I had to visit once a month for checkups, and then be across the city for my 9:00 am classes. While I don’t miss the acne, or having them steal my blood (to monitor liver function, etc.), I do miss the early-morning cable car. I would arrive just as the sun was rising, and spend ten minutes riding through San Francisco, just me and the cable car conductors. And I don’t care how touristy or slow or kitchy they are, I love them. They remind me of what it felt like to move here, and I feel so unspeakably lucky to be in such a beautiful place.

britt

4 comments:

  1. Touristy is not a bad thing I'd it's also baller status. Which this is.

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  2. you are lucky. mostly b/c you hang out with me all the time.

    but that aside, i had the same "lucky" feeling this morning when I realized that in the span of only a few months, i'm going to be able to see 99% of my favorite bands play live (minus florence + the machine): tristan prettyman, ben howard, cake, the black keys, ben harper, mumford&sons. LIKE SERIOUSLY who else in the world can do this!? the bay area rocks my socks off. and so do you. xo

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  3. I'd ride those suckers all day long if I lived there.

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