“Think of the long trip home. Should we have stayed home and thought of here? Where should we be today?” - Elizabeth Bishop, "Questions of Travel"
There's a science for the perfect visit home - a formula, so to speak. A duration of 7-10 days, a bit of an itinerary (but not too much planning), visits to spots that are imprinted on your memory, but fading and slipping slowly (Wordsworthian, indeed), and the perfect in-between weather forecast. In my case, it was seven days, many visits around Sacramento and San Francisco alike, and a cold spring - an Elizabeth Bishop poem and a Stevens' ideal ("Motive for Metaphor").
The moody and melancholy photos above - inspired by a few Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand films - captured Sutro Baths, the Embarcadero, Sausalito, and the Ferry Building.
Now back to the books, some warmer Texas days and plans for the summer - with Easter on the horizon.