Thursday, February 15, 2007

Back from the City

Okay, this week has been crazy. I knew it was going to be like this. Still, knowing and being prepared are two separate and distinct things. Anyway, we had lots of fabulous experiences in San Fran last week. Many good, some trying, all educational and thought-provoking. I think it can best be summed up in one experience:

While riding Muni down Market to rendezvous with our lesbian friends for brunch, I looked out of the window and saw an obviously affluent couple in a Jaguar pulling out of the parking lot at the Castro Safeway. They were white. He was wearing golf course-appropriate attire. She was obsessed with the little dog on her lap. It was, naturally, one of those yappy little numbers with ribbons in its hair. Crossing the parking lot directly behind this couple was a homeless African-American gentleman pushing his entire worldly possessions in a series of garbage bags stacked on top of a shopping cart. I almost pulled out my camera to capture this juxtaposition. That's SF for you.


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