Walks: Various with visiting friend
Distances: 3.5 average
Walks: Definite Pattern Here: Hood, Presidio
Distances: 5 miles, small yogas
So Ciwt is wondering what roles would be beyond Viola Davis's talents. There she is above playing a wide variety of women. But they were all in dresses. Not so in her latest movie, The Woman King. Ciwt went to see that movie today, of course Davis was powerful and certainly will be up for an Academy Award*.
* Hate to say it, but Ciwt was kind of lost, not particularly involved in the movie and gives it a 2/4.
Walk: The Usual/Hood
Distance: 4 miles, small yoga
Anthony Lane in The New Yorker came up with a way to express the impossible to express:
To get up in the morning without the Queen being around, always distant but ever present, will be like living beneath a different sky...
Walk: The Usual
Distance: The Usual (5 miles)
|Owl Chick Thinking it Over in Transylvania - Laszlo Potozky / Bird Photographer of the Year|
|Puffin Love, Newfoundland and Labrador - Brad James / Bird Photographer of the Year|
|King Penguin Chick, Asleep, Falkland Islands - Andy Pollard / Bird Photographer of the Year|
Walks: The Usual every day: hood, between homes, Presidio
Distances: 5 miles average
Walks/No Lopes: Hood, Presidio
Distances: 5 miles average, small yogas
Walks/Lopes: Hood, Presidio
Distances: 4.5 miles avg, small yogas
So, of course Ciwt's readers have heard about San Francisco's street people. But probably you didn't know of some who share our streets in ways that put Ciwt in mind of the city that stole her heart in the 60's and where she's spent most of her life since.
It was a simple place. People wore colorful, relaxed clothes and many sat in parks or sidewalk benches strumming guitars. Others on their ways to Stinson Beach or Big Sur were usually kids of some sort - hippies, college students or grads - standing on the side of the roads hitchhiking. It was peaceful, musical, (when not murderous or plain evil - think Patty Hearst, the Hillside Strangler). There weren't many jobs of consequence. East Coast investment houses and banks hadn't begun to take San Francisco seriously so the top executive positions were often held by scions who came in late, left for early martinis and dominoes at their clubs and stayed for the duration. There was an optimistic good-hearted freedom to it all in the midst of lovely architecture and some of the most specular natural scenery in the world. Innocense. Live and let live.
Some of that is on display here and there these days of homeless and post(?) covid democratizing. Take the guy who parks his motor coach containing and what appears to be all his possessions near the Trader Joe's Ciwt frequents. In fact, his coach is a 1973 Millenium Falcon. Ciwt knows this because he has printed the information on his rear bumper.
Distances: 4 miles, small yogas
So Ciwt is noticing that some people are daring to branch out from the au courant black and ____ houses.
Will Green catch on?
Or maybe just snazzing up the b&w with some Gold?