squirrel under a bridge and the squirrel was gathering acorns!
to make a lunch for his family of eight
they decided to fly a kite… so, they went to the park, acorns & kite in tow. When they arrived, a rainbow stretched across the sky…
and a fairy walked by holding her mother’s hand and the squirrels were frightened by the fairies so they hid behind a tree until they passed.
For they did not understand the strangers ways… they felt only luv and acceptance upon realizing they wouldn’t be harmed. Then the squirrels entered a new season where they saw snow all around them and even though they felt they would not be harmed - they witnessed a world where their needs changed. Not harder but in an environment where the safety of survival took on new dimensions.
And being a native of San Francisco. I have saw changes that are good and bad. Thanks for the job techies bring our natives back. Lower the rent. Now, who will do that? Not being a native to SF, I have fallen in love with the area. I’m not too sure how long I’ll stay, but the price is worth it :)
And maybe it’s because we aren’t sure whether we will stay that we open ourselves wide open trusting that we will leave behind the intimacy and set new trails else where. And to new trails, we did set off! Leaving behind intimacy to find something deeper - an intimacy with the depths within. I set off on an open road, into the wilderness with a pack on my back, and…
Beautiful park, beautiful scene. Missing something, lacking what the city is/was about. Need more actual diversity, where are all the brown & black bodies that used to fill these streets? IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, SUCK A LEMON… EVENTUALLY YOU’LL SUCK SEED.
Character. Integrity. Resilience. Today I heard a funny story and laughed a lot with my friend. I really am thankful! :)
1969 I was drinking in Valencia Street with my aunt and a drunk man approached me, so I started running... Towards the nearest bar. I had a strong desire to fit i with people at this point in my life (probably from being an outcast when I was young). I burst through the doors of the nearest pub, took 6 shots, and ran back to meet the drunk man. My aunt looked at disapprovingly.
I like how you’re getting in touch with strangers I myself have travelled a lot and like talking to strangers in the city to learn more about their lives. You can learn a lot from every life. life = live, love, give something back, be happy!
We are human and God has created us from one person (Adam) and we should love each other like our own blood (sister and brother). MAY GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY.
Throughout uncertainty in the world, there are moments of beauty, love, passion, and certainty. In the words of many happy couples, “when you know, you know.” Always find the potential of situations in moments of uncertainty. Everyone deserves happiness.
With so much uncertainty in the world, everyone needs to try to love and understand each other more, this is the only we’ll come together as a nation and people. This dude asked me to write sumfin, so I did it. Kinda weird, cause I don’t what to write. But I think - this is enough. Greetings from Germany.
Thoughts of unwritten words dance across the page before my eyes. What should I write? The sate lit up illuminating the frightened girl, who could only see the words in the air, unable to speak her mind. She was stuck in silence. Looking out the window she thought. Why? You’ll do nothing. Make me.
She asked herself, “How long will my suffering continue?” Soon, she hoped.
…soon. And she continued to hope… for some salvation or some answer. Sitting idle with her suffering and waiting for something to save her. Days & weeks passed before she finally realized she would have to save herself. Rise up, little girl. The suffering will soon end because you will save yourself!
Then, she stood up after the two weeks of lying on the floor and walked outside, and the sun was out and she had said herself. I’m really worried for a friend that needs help. And like friends we are going to help him.
no matter the outcome, always try. She woke up in the morning feeling hopeful for the day and for the world.
I like U.S. Because of trump ;) JK. - Great country, great ppl
We need to remember at the end of the day, we’re all in this together :) Everyone’s ideas are fireflies and together we can put this world on fire.
Live in the moment. Don’t forget to bring a bottle opener.
It’s going to be a very long journey until you realize what’s going on. But when you do… boy oh boy. I’m visiting California, New York and this park is pretty cool
This one time, I was at the beach and my friend threw up in the ocean.
I was sick on painkillers my very first trip to the Bay area but nothing pizza w/a friend and people watching at the park couldn’t fix.
I live in a co-op in Berkeley. There has been puke in one of our sinks for the past 3 days and none has fessed up. or cleaned it up. Easy to be anonymous in a house of 38.
Dance is a language that is not something you learn to understand. It is universal and everyone can know.
I’m learning how to be okay with living in between things. In between home, jobs, coasts.
No one can love you the way you can love your elfin self. :)
Breathe. Automate. Rest. Meditate. Travel. Focus. rain on palm trees splash splatter rush - the sound of growing things. fireworks - crows caw and take flight.
The world is one scared woman in the rain. Across the fields of silver cups she runs to find a house - any house, where her laugh will build a fire, where in some small place, the sun’s old fiddle plays a son - Marion Schoeberlein
“He doesn’t have a cupboard” she thought to herself. “what could he possible want?” “to sell his boxes of vegetables? or candy to buy new sports uniforms? Maybe it’s a petition to stop illegal organ harvesting in China.”
Jane and I only just met about a half hour ago. She claimed she was to hangover to greet the world, but I talked her into leaving the house. She is wearing sunglasses even though it’s overcast.
Jane previously told me that he couldn’t write, so we can clearly see he was underselling those skills. Jane has to remove the sunglasses.
I looked into her eyes and found myself feeling something that I had never felt before. I couldn’t really handle it and I wanted to run away but found my feet planted into the ground like the roots of a tree.
I just arrived yesterday in San Francisco & I really love the view about the skyline.
I’m sitting next to a beautiful girl looking over the city skyline.
Our lift is here but I think I have a huge crush on the guy I’m sitting next to.
I was born & raised in SF and I have had a “crush” on this city since as far back as I can remember. No matter where I go I love SF best… Well ok Italy, Rome is pretty close! Last time that I was in Italy, I went on a date with a 12 year old & we got ice cream. Everyone gave me weird looks, but love is love.
Love is crazy nights outing with friends. The nights you can’t remember. <3 San Francisco for a friendly day with Ghislain
San Francisco, where we deconstruct, rebuild and change the world with technologies. Living in San Francisco we are surrounded by other progressive, and social justice-minded people. We hope to leave the world a better place then when we found it.
We have so many personal discoveries to be made and so many new things to experience that I could never look at the world and feel negative. This life is just about standing together and loving each other through it all
“find the others” i believe people are the gateway to experience all that life has to offer an emotional sense. Unity is key.
Life is made of us… people… Of all! Creeds, beliefs, and orientations. We should never forget. Our moral fabric is what makes U.S. such as great place. Hope to always fight for those who need defense + those who need defense + those who need help. WE are in it together. Let’s make it count! <3
I am immensely thankful for SF - a sanctuary for weirdos and outliers to grow into themselves and find love in peace.
Now more than ever do we need to stick together and find the beauty in the small things in life. Love will always conquer hate. We were friends. But not, live next door to each others families kind of friends. We were met one day on the train, maybe we will grab a drink, “kind of friends”. But day by day things got strange.
after spending a day in noe valley and the Castro, ended up watching other people’s dogs. I am strange like that. We’re born naked. And the rest is drag.
wake up everyday and be the best version of yourself you can possibly be. and when you wake up be grateful for the awesome being that you are.
He sat on his bench contemplating where life could take him next. He watched as the pretty girls of San Fran walked passed and he thanked god for such beauty!
After braving the 30° F wind chill in Washington, D.C., she tried to ignore the complaints of her friends as they sat in the shade in a windy San Franciscan day. The sun beamed down upon the joy and connection awakened in the park that day. Would the moment last beyond the immediate pulsations of the drums? Only the dipping of the sun that each second held the secret to the final outcome.
So I asked what love is and he answered “it’s something that you find and then it finds you”. I waited, hoping that it would walk down the sidewalk - see me - looking - waiting - holding this space for when love would enter my life and I would enter it.
So I ran into this dude today. He asked me if I wanted to write in this little book for his project. I am now doing that. Today is our first day back in the city and we went to DP and we were asked to write a book. I think that’s pretty cool.
Excited to be back in SF! left to the east coast for college and the food there is not as good (sorry). The weather is so nice today and I’m about to eat a big fat burrito. Dogs! What a concept! Lots! A slightly inferior concept because of allergies but still a fine concept! Shoes! A great idea! - Anonymous
Is the truffle man real or just a myth? Will my knight in shining armor arrive? where is he with the balancing pots filled with weed? Do I look for him or does he look for me? - Anonymous
I love to come to dolores park it is always sunny and there are always interesting people that you can talk to, I especially love coming with my friends. - Mallcia
SF City kids have the most fun. I love all my friends and this city. We all have our own style and personalities. - Simon G
Sf fun city have the most kids. This city loves all my friends. We style all our own personalities. - G Simon
SF is a new place for me! I’ve never been. Dope place! I am enjoying this city life #getgoin
Dope places also, I have to agree. I grew up here, it’s definitely a changing city.
revolution after revolution, she goes, never stopping to check in with me. Oblivious to the beauty, sounds and activity around her. frantic searching.
Friendship - across geographical spaces, age, culture + all other difference - fills life with so much more than solitude, however restful it my be. On this day before Thanksgiving, I am grateful for my friends! As were the squirrels from chapters 1, I imagine!
She realized she was not meant to be in one place, so she sailed off to random places and she made new friends and she saw all kinds of new creatures and plants. That’s when she find out the world was her home. I REALIZED THAT LIFE IT’S TOO SHORT AND GOTTA ENJOY AND APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE MOMENT!
Weeds great 420 And all at once he wondered if this page was a fulcrum, the single moment around which his life would resolve. There would be many milestones, but fundamentally everything would become before or after this page.
As I struggled to come up with something to fill this page a man stumbled by mumbling, trying to clean the blood from his face. Then, he vanished. Covering pain is never easy so she slipped into the shadows of the city. The only warmth he felt was the blood on his face, raw like the day he was born. Who knows where he went, but then again who really knows where we are going. Catch you on my feed I said. As I came to the realization that I will probably never see you again.
again. This city breathes you in as you breathe it out.The dogs playing around, really excited an happy. Walking among them with my cousin, it’s striking how familiar the park feels. We’ve played with dogs - mostly fellow labs - but these ones still feel like home. There’s something beautiful about the magnet of a park that unites strangers.
Walking into the park, where I am totally attached, I feel the familiarity of family through strangers, and people who aren’t even such. Being so far from home and even farther from actual home, I still feel such a deep pull to stay. And just like it’s hard to make someone stay that doesn’t want to stay, it’s hard to make something memorable. Which is why I hope that this book will live forever.