I left my heart in San Francisco

Where to begin...As I write this I am enjoying a rare moment of vacation solitude.  Sitting in a coffee shop in Seattle, typing out these words on my FIRST EVER COMPUTER!!!!  You may be thinking, "that's crazy talk, surely she must have a computer".  My reality has always been that I used my house mates computer, or my girlfriends laptop...While in Chicago my friends gifted me their "old" mac book!!!!!!  Seriously, how lucky am I?  I really can't even believe that this magnificent piece of machinery is actually MINE!!!! Not on loan, and in fact 100% in my possession...RAD!

So, since I've got this great contraption, I don't have to wait until I get back home to post an update of my adventures...First up, the AMAZING Bay area.  I do not have the words to adequately describe the experiences I had, the love that was shared, and the memories made.  Needless to say, it was perfect in so many ways.  

It just so happened that my short weekend trip to the Bay Area was the same weekend as SF Pride, which seemed a bit daunting at first. I got over it quickly and was so happy to get to share the experience with my little "sister" Ashley.  Ashley and I met in Israel five years ago while living on a kibbutz and participating in a three month apprenticeship in Permaculture design, and natural building.  We were house mates, became fast friends, and that friendship quickly turned to "sisterhood".  She came to Hawaii last year for a long term adventure and spent time with us at our house on and off for a few months.

She moved to Berkeley a while back to do another program centered around urban farming, social justice and Judaism, and after completing her internship decided to stay...THANK goodness, because that meant I would get to go and check it out and cash in on her returning the hospitality favors!

My first night there, we had an unforgettable Shabbat dinner, including the beautiful melodies of hippy boys singing in Hebrew, acoustic guitars, and the most heart warming circle of gratitude for this amazing gift of life, (Woah, that was a bit much.  But I can hardly put the words together to describe this night).  My heart was so full I overflowed with tears, I absolutely was meant to be there, with these specific people, at that particular time...It was abundantly clear that I had manifested this moment, and that I needed to be there with them.  Have you ever had a moment where you think you can actually  FEEL gratitude?  Well, this was mine...And I felt so lucky to have it, in fact this whole vacation has felt like a gift.  Like some kind of amazing catharsis, that was mapped out in my heart for the benefit of my soul.  Ok, that was kind of an intense description, but so true...

I've got a million other things to say, and a ton of pictures, but I'm going to leave it at that for now.  I'll post about my week in Chicago next...

I've missed you all, and if feels good to be back in this space, sharing my experiences, both the physical travel and even more so the journey of my heart and mind that this vacation has turned in to...


  1. I'm so glad we got to share life for a weekend! Please come back to us. :)

    1. I miss you guys so much already! No fear, I'm already plotting my return visit...thank you do much for the amazing sisterhood weekend!

  2. Love the way the universe works. Welcome to the wonderful world of Apple products! They are game changers for us artists : ) Onward!!

    1. Aloha Amy! I am just scratching the surface of figuring out all the things I can do! I need to take the grandma class at the apple store to figure out all the ins and outs of this beautiful contraption!