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My Love is Killing Me

'The Water Lilies' Monet

‘The Water Lilies’

I just wanted to see the sights. Just wanted to do something. Just something normal.

Walk around. See a city. Plan my day.

With me there is, I admit, a certain desperation when I do this.
A conscious tenacity. A refusal to admit it might be too much. That I pushed too hard today. But I HAD to.

I can’t help it. I have to see it. I know San Francisco isn’t going anywhere and neither am I…but…I have to see it. It’s my favorite city in the world. I grew up in California. We came here for crazy weekends in my 20’s. I lived here in 1967-The Summer of Love, baby! I learned to throw a frisbee in Golden Gate Park, I can’t tell you how much I love this city.

If you’d seen what I had laid out in front of me. What a delicious fantastic brilliant choice. The America’s Cup is still on. I could sit and listen to the drum circle at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco Botanical Gardens, The Musee Mechanique. The Ansel Adams Museum. I could go to Little Italy, Japan Town, the Tenderloin, Castro, Mission, Drive the Golden Gate, visit Napa and Sonoma, head south to Monterey…do so much, if only I had the stamina. If I could do it…I couldn’t. I just can’t do it. So I picked the ONE thing I love the best.

I went to The Legion of Honor

13th century

13th century all the way to modern art.

Picasso Picasso



El Greco

El Greco

Bouguereau’s ‘The Broken Pitcher’


The suicide of Lucretia

The suicide of Lucretia

Which is so beautiful that I had to serch out a photo on line to do it justice…

Joos Von Cleve 'The Suicide of Lucretia'

Joos Von Cleve ‘The Suicide of Lucretia’

Bugatti 's 'Baboon'

Bugatti ‘s ‘Baboon’

I just couldn’t tell you, I can’t show you…you have to see it.

Obviously I couldn’t photograph any of my favorites properly. The colours GLOW! Centuries pass and they still reach out and grab your eyes.

I’m all worn out and PISSED OFF! Why did I take my one vacation in years and years when I am still so messed up? Why didn’t I wait? Why didn’t I wait until I could really see my lovely beautiful San Francisco?

Why? Because its what you do when you’re in love. You rush off half cocked and eager. Just to show your love. San Francisco…you’re killing me, baby.

But I STILL love you!

But I STILL love you!


11 thoughts on “My Love is Killing Me

  1. Your photos are so wonderful, I know you must have been tired from taking them. I loved every one and you made me feel like I was right there. You can go back when you’re stronger and can see and do all you wish. I’ve had fun reading the posts about your trip.


    • There is so much to see there! The Impressionists On the Water is their current installment but It was just too much so I skipped it and stayed with the upstairs part. Really beautiful.


    • I saw a LOT of kilts, and a LOT of mad men, but it’s hard to tell if they’re Mayors! San Francisco reminds me of London insofar as its extremely easy to get lost! But what a great place to get lost.


  2. It’s worth it, Laura. Thanks for sharing these pictures with me. If you can stomach a cheeseburger, go to the Ferry Building and eat at Gott’s. I love that place. I like to just sit there sometimes and look at the water. It’s hard to get close to that water in that part of the city.


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