then you noticed some other things. there are ten restaurants on every corner. they're all good. many serve sustainable, organically grown food. in smaller portions. incredibly well prepared.
then, there's the bay. and the ocean. and mountains in the distance. and hills. remarkable hills. and hiking. and warfs. and culture. and haight. and zero humidity. and the bart. and the muni. and sun. and fog. and life and everything in walking distance. vibrant. people. hurried people. the city is alive. and it makes you feel alive, too. more so than you would in sleepy kansas city. and so you breathe it in. the fullness of streets so packed with movement and laughter and determination and frustration and hard work and art. and ah.
it was all gone too soon.