Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Return from California
I'm sitting sleepily at my desk, having reluctantly pried myself out of bed at 10 o'clock in the morning. I have a work event this afternoon, and anyway, I need to acclimate to east coast time. Tomorrow I go back to work (with its 8 o'clock starts) and that is going to be painful enough as it is. How nice that Spring Break arranged itself to end on a Tuesday this year -- a short week sounds great.
Walking home from the subway last night, I was thinking more about my California Dreams. And one question I had was if I have given New York enough of a chance. I still very much want to take advantage of Mary's offer to use her apartment in Sausalito (CA) next summer (2012), and am still exploring the idea of a move (feverishly, at the moment), but maybe there is more I could do to embrace NYC. So I was thinking about this, and mainly wondering how I could access hiking trails without it taking hours and a lot of effort to do so... when I saw the above little critter (not actually the one shown -- I was too startled to take a photo), clinging to a chain link fence, just a few feet away from me.
Needless to say, possums are not exactly a common sighting in Brooklyn... is this a sign? That nature is closer than I think? That I haven't given NYC a fair shake?