Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2005
I picked a particularly wet winter to move here to the Bay Area, and I have to admit that I’ve been vaguely disheartened a couple of times during unbroken week-long onslaughts of rain. I thought I’d left this kind of thing in London!
The main reason that wet weather is disheartening here, though, is that California is truly breathtaking when the skies clear and the sun shines down.
London is kind of grimy like a well-worn, well-loved overcoat. I don’t think I could truly state my affection for the city without becoming near-pornographic, but after 8 years it was definitely time for a change. I’ve only come to believe that more strongly since I moved.