I was sick for a few days last week and debated whether or not to go into work. I stayed home but not without feeling a little bit of guilt that I should be doing work. Then I remembered reading this article about The Theology of Rest. And then I proceeded to take a two hour nap which was amazing! I can’t remember the last time I took a nap.
It’s so easy to spot a tourist in San Francisco. Especially in the summer months when it’s not really summer. Tourists are the ones who are wearing t-shirts and shorts and flip flops when it’s 50 or 60 degrees outside and the fog is everywhere and brings a light mist and rain. They also have really big cameras that hang around their necks. I can’t blame them for bringing the camera though because that’s what I do when I visit a new city. I’m snap-happy and take photos of everything.
I don’t think I could ever live in New York. There are so many people everywhere that it can be overwhelming and all I want is quiet. I was there last week for work and I was working on a Saturday and when I got up early to go get breakfast, the streets were silent with only a few people walking around. And then I got a cab to go to work and I drove past more empty streets and there was no traffic and no cars honking and that was just peaceful and nice.