Thursday, November 09, 2006

Maybe I’m amazed

In a comment over on Tricia’s blog earlier today, I mentioned how reluctant I was to move to San Francisco lo these many years ago. Nothing against the city itself, really – at the time I’d never even been to San Francisco, and could hardly imagine what it’d be like (I didn’t even imagine there’d be hills. How could I not know about the hills?). It was the change that frightened me: the huge, life altering, move-across-the-country-and-what-do-you-mean-I’ve-got-to-fly??? of it all.

But looking back, I can’t believe that the rightness of our move out here, or our lives out here was ever in question. Everything in our lives, it seems, has come together in amazing and unexpected ways. Case in point:

Brian's latest work-in progress

When we lived in Massachusetts, Brian wasn’t really sculpting – one piece a year for Christmas, maybe, but that was it. I wasn’t writing, either. In the going-on-four years we’ve been here, the essence of our lives have been transformed, brought forth from itself in ways that are at once the most natural and the most amazing things.


Trixie said...

Is it possible that I could feel all gushy over someone else's good fortune? I am so happy for you two!

momeester said...

I can't belive how wrong Dana and I were. We thought moving was the most insane thing you guys had ever done. We were so wrong. What you two have done in SF is so amazing. When does the next issue of Five Finger Review come out?

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd say hi as I'm trying to visit and comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can. :)

It is amazing what a change of scenery can do at times for someone; I personally haven't done it yet, but I feel that if I do make a complete change (like moving halfway around the world), I'll be in a better situation. :)