Today off to Mt. Tam and the West Point Inn with three other families and the children of children I taught at The San Francisco School. (Blog cover photo is the view from that most wonderful place!). More welcome chaos to come, framed by early morning sunrise over the Bay Area, communal cooking, Hearts games, day hikes and more. Hope to end as we often have with four of us hiking down the mountain all the way to Sausalito and the ferry and the N-Judah to take us home again and prepare for the turn of the year.
The artist Andrew Goldsworthy once said “What’s behind a wall affects the quality of the wall” speaking of textures and such. I always thought it a profound metaphor for what lies below the surface, be it our psychological or cultural or political sub-conscious, affecting everything on that surface. It’s a blessing to not have to bring this up every time I write, but still I can’t help but feel that no matter how beautiful the painting on the wall, I can’t wholly enjoy it knowing the evil that lurks behind. You know what I’m talking about.