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!