Monday, December 19, 2011
While I spent most of the week in the hotel catching up on sleep, we did do a little walking around the area. I was just blown away by the beautiful window displays, my favorites being the sewing machines at All Saints and the origami horses at Hermes.
The city is just so alive! I had forgotten this, living in my two (relatively) quiet cocoons here in Encinitas and then in northern NM. I think cities may be more fun when you're young and vibrant and the energy in the air is almost palpable, or different, in any event. It was fun to see young people and their fun hair cuts and fashions. It brought back so many memories from my twenties and thirties when I spent so much time up there. We laughed to think we are actually happy these days to have dinner behind us and be back in our room by early evening, about the time we would have been heading out in the old days. It's all good. I'm content to enjoy the memories of those days and maybe, just maybe, enjoy these days even more.
And now it's time to wrap up my visit here in Encinitas and prepare to head back to NM on Wednesday. I hear we're getting another storm there today, so it seems we'll definitely have a white Christmas...yay!