Where the Heart is

Part of the condition of the immigrant means the heart is in two places at once. Homesickness isn’t the right word for it, because were is home?

Today, after a friend sent me the amazing headline that the California Supreme Court has essentially legalized gay marriage I feel, well, homesick.

I used to live in San Fransisco before the dot-com boom pushed out most of people like myself living hand-to-mouth. Years ago I went back and visited San Francisco briefly during that moment when numerous gay couples were getting married to push the political envelope. City Hall was an OTT mass wedding centre and the whole city had this glow– more than it’s usual tender lighting– as if everyone was just a little in love.

I can only imagine the street parties going down there now. How I wish I was there. Cali, I love you.

3 thoughts on “Where the Heart is

  1. Well, coming from someone who lives in NorCal about two hours east of SF, I can tell you that it’s hot and sunny. Summer has roared in with its typical vengeance, and while it’s pretty, it’s quite warm. And yes, lots of folks are talking about the same-sex marriage thing. Still, I wish I could trade places with you. I look at your pics on Flickr, and occasionally read bits of your blog, and I envy where you are. I’m a grad student actually and looking to go study abroad in the UK next spring. Maybe I’ll have to look you up – get in touch with a fellow Californian! 🙂

  2. Hey Magpie! Thanks for checking out the blog. I live in greater London which is often frustrating for me but nothing compared to getting around Cali without a car! In SF I never needed on, but LA is another story. I remember fondly the street parties a that would erupt in SF– but that was a long time ago. I think the city has changed a lot.

    If you come to the UK we’ll have a pint. If you need any info on relocating, etc. let me know.

  3. Well, I’m looking at Middlesex University right now. Do you know anything about it? Oh, and is London as killer expensive as here, seeing as the American dollar is so weak right now?

    Oh, yes, and SF street parties. I’ve been to a couple, namely Folsom Street Fair. Granted, it’s a bit planned, but still fun. 🙂

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