"Months passed, months of extreme caution, dull and silent."
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
In 2008, when we lived near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, I made a short YouTube video with typical scenes from our days together. In 2017 I made a new movie about our current life in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Some things have changed dramatically; others not so much.
Here's the original, wherein you can see a smaller boy and younger parents:
In 2017 we broke up our routine by spending two weeks in San Francisco in summer, through the generosity of friends.
Max rode across the Golden Gate Bridge for lunch in Sausalito.
I got to walk the Lincoln Park Trail, where I'd climbed and painted many days in the last century.
Max visited the San Francisco Zoo, near our old house, and rode the puffer train again. His cousin Daniel Duke joined us.
We drove through California, which is always interesting for me, no matter which route we take. I came here from Texas thirty years ago, and never get tired of just looking around.
Music to share this year:
Please comment or email. Let us know about your year. Until next time, enjoy every minute. This exquisite light won't last.
Your video was amazing! I enjoyed it so much...I myself have been attempting to assemble pictures and music into some sort of reflection of this past year - which has fallen short of my goals, as I don't really know what I'm doing and there are many technical obstacles I have not overcome.
On another subject...on to taxes this week - I look forward to seeing you this Friday for more mundane matters.
I look forward to seeing you then....Janice Bean
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