Friday, February 19, 2010

Traveling Comforts

Kathleen of Hill Country Mysteries said something in her comment yesterday about "travel comforts" and that got me to thinking about the people, places and things that have been comforting as I travel through San Francisco on my way home. Here's the beginnings of that list:

Farley's coffee shop, the day sunny enough to sit outside, the sight of two grown men sharing a tea party with a little girl in pink,
drinking their coffee out of her pink plastic cups.

My beauteous daughter bursting with life.

My son and his lifelong friend exercising their creative juices making beer.

The SF magic sunny midwinter day spent walking from the Ferry Building to North Beach to the new sights in the alleys of China Town guided by my daughter-in-law.

...gathering for family dinner at an old Italian restaurant in the avenues...
...having a welcoming space to land in the Dogpatch neighborhood...
...spending quiet time with my sisters in Walnut Creek, sorting through Martha Dear's cards and pictures...
...tea with a new friend from France at her flat on Church Street...
...dinner and music in the Mission with a friend of 35+ years...

These are just some of the comforts of this time betwixt and between.
Wishing you safe travels large and small.

x0x0 N2


Kathleen Scott said...

Your pictures inspire me. You find the essence.

Glad your visit held good as well as sad. I've always loved the vibrant life in San Francisco. And even better than the cplace, time with your daughter and son and sisters and friends. Nourishment for the soul.

You were thoughtful to mention Hill Country Mysteries, thank you.

Hope your trip home is gentle.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see your keeping up with your photo's. I do come and visit every day eager to see what is happening in your world. Can't wait to see that new baby too!

swallowtail said...

Aahhh. So good to peek into your space/time. I love the pic of the "boys" and their beer, which we know, turns out so delectable and deeelish! Oh beautiful Deva! Give them all a big hug from me, pretty please.

I love this contemplative list.

I love you.


Ms. Moon said...

When is your daughter's baby due? She is beautiful!
The men with the little girl made me smile, smile, smile.
Your pictures are always a joy and bring your world to me and I love that so.
Traveling mercies, as that crazy Anne Lamott would say.
Sending love.

N2 said...

Kathleen -- Yes, SF gives one lots to contemplate and that can be soothing during a life transition.

Dear Anonymous Sue =0) - So nice to know you are coming by here. Thanks again for all you have done and continue to do.

LC -- I give thanks for your love and friendship and more soon.

Ms Moon -- The daughter thinks the baby will come on Mar 24, a Wednesday. We are excited!

Know that your friendship is treasured, Dear Ladies!

x0x0 N2

Bethany said...

Wow, your children are beautiful and bursting with life joy, just like you. Thanks for sharing all this.

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