Lands End Trail in San Francisco

Another week has come to an end. A new one is just right around the corner. An endless loop I am in no matter what I do and I can't get out of it. While everything what I want is so simple: just to forget, at least for a little bit, for a little while, what the day of the week is today or tomorrow or next week. I do know what's wrong. But still I can't get out. Everything around became such white noise sound. Schedules, technology. They say life is an endless loop, nothing more, and it's better to jump in to that loop and like half-dead wet brainless squirrel keep running if you want to enjoy your life. What a silly thing to believe in and get yourself under control, a modern slave, if you wish. And, please, do not think I am simply depressed. I am not. At least I know what's wrong. Do you?

Knowing what's wrong is so much these days. It helps one see clearly and look for an exit path from the loop. At least, that's what I believe in. I know where the right direction is. The big problem with human beings today is the lack of silence and solitude for resting and recharging, for confronting big questions in the modern world. Do you know that in the US in most companies you have only 2 paid weeks of vacation per year? And most of the people don't even know what to do with "so much" free time? And while I am, obviously, in the loop with all of you, I am trying, I really do, to make the passing days more memorable, and calm, and meaningful. Even writing this post means so much already. 

Very many people spend money in ways quite different from those that their natural tastes would enjoin, merely because the respect of their neighbors depends upon their possession of a good car and their ability to give good dinners. As a matter of fact, any man who can obviously afford a car but genuinely prefers travels or a good library will in the end be much more respected than if he behaved exactly like everyone else.
— Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

I hope you are not tired yet of reading about our hikes as today I want to share with you another trail right in the city by the bay along the shore with the views of Golden Gate Bridge. They call it Lands End Loop. It's a bit of a touristic spot but we started our walk very early in the morning last Saturday, and, as it happens to us so often, sometimes we would turn into the little paths within the trail where the signs would warn us "do not walk". It feels so good to violate the rules. And you get so much more out of it. As the matter of fact, there was another path before, closer to the edge of cliff where you could see not just beautiful scenery but in general more. Isn't it funny, like this simple example shows the whole truth about us living in the boxes, obeying the rules and seeing and experiencing so much less as a result. Anyway, I really recommend you to close your eyes to the signs and enjoy a little bit more of this trail so as in your life. We started the trail at the Sutro Baths and walked through the whole ocean side part of the trail with a little stop at the One Mile Rock Beach. What a truly beautiful beach. San Francisco keeps surprising me with all these little pockets of beauty it hides. There were no people, at least so early. I must come back there for a sunset shot soon.

To end this float of words I want with the following thought: we realize the meaning of flight at that same moment when we see the floating feathers of our lost wings on the water's surface, where we have fallen in search of the meaning of underwater depths.