On my way back home

I feel like I've spent these days on a different planet.

First of all, I cannot recognize the Berkeley of the '70's, when I lived in San Francisco and came frequently to the East Bay. It is gone, and another world has taken its place.

Second, I recognized two people, of all the people in the room at the memorial of my friend and teacher; one of them recognized me back.

Third, I have shared living space these days with a dog, not a cat: a very different energy, customs, manners.

And my hostess of these days has challenged me to imagine what I have yet to give into the world.

Today I had lunch with a dear friend from my college days, whom I had not seen for over twenty years: what a real joy.

Later, we visited a friend who has decided to deal with cancer in a wildly courageous alternative way.

Later still, we had a splendid dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Tomorrow, I will be going home to Boulder. Something is always different when we return home after visiting a different world.

I look forward to seeing what that will be like.I feel like I've spent these days on a different planet.

First of all, I cannot recognize the Berkeley of the '70's, when I lived in San Francisco and came frequently to the East Bay. It is gone, and another world has taken its place.

Second, I recognized two people, of all the people in the room at the memorial of my friend and teacher; one of them recognized me back.

Third, I have shared living space these days with a dog, not a cat: a very different energy, customs, manners.

And my hostess of these days has challenged me to imagine what I have yet to give into the world.

Today I had lunch with a dear friend from my college days, whom I had not seen for over twenty years: what a real joy.

Later, we visited a friend who has decided to deal with cancer in a wildly courageous alternative way.

Later still, we had a splendid dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Tomorrow, I will be going home to Boulder. Something is always different when we return home after visiting a different world.

I look forward to seeing what that will be like.