It is lit-quake week in San Francisco, and I enjoyed two panel discussions today.
I went into the city early, planning to have lunch at the Warming Hut at Crissy Field, which was damaged in a fire in the spring. The repairs will not be finished until almost Thanksgiving, so I headed out for a walk along the beautiful bay and savored the birds, water, boats, sand, plants and three red helicopters playing with the Golden Gate Bridge. I enjoyed a cafe at the other end of Crissy Field. What a treasure this place is! There is now a shuttle bus that will carry you for free all around Crissy Field and the Presidio.
I parked and still had extra time so went to the Crocker Galleria to sit and partake of the two roof-top gardens. I am not normally a city person, but I was captivated with the different angles of the high-rises and the play with light. The panel discussions were scintillating and I am digesting all the information and personalities tonight. Target sponsored the event this afternoon and tonight and provided food and wine for the reception. It was a lovely gift.
It was emphasized today that more people are writing books than reading them. The message is to buy more books. I know I am doing my share, but will toss it out there. I noted in walking around the city today how people rather than reading a book are fiddling with their cel phones. Perhaps that is part of the problem. Read a book each day!! They are better stimulants than vitamins and much more fun.