I really miss California today.
I miss the weather, and I miss BART. I miss that you can wear a t-shirt and a hoody almost constantly and be comfortable. I miss seeing the fog descending on the hills when I'm on the train. I miss seeing the Bay, and the Golden Gate, and the Bay Bridge.
I miss Telegraph, Tako, Nan 'n' Curry, Cafe Milano, Fat Slice, and Khan the 7Eleven clerk. I miss Cal. I miss Cheapskate Hill, and Memorial Stadium, fault line and all. I miss the a capella performances on Sproul plaza.
I miss my studio with all its eccentricities. I miss living in Oakland. I miss being able to leave my windows open year around. I miss hardwood flooring.
I miss everyone who I left behind.