The Power of Light

The thrill of exploration—being in a place for the first time—is something special. As tourists or adventurers, we notice smells, sounds, and other details that we tune out of our everyday lives back home. Once in a while, however, we're given an opportunity to view "normal" in a different light and it reminds us to appreciate what we have.

On my walk to work this morning, with clouds towering over the East Bay, I saw the Financial District in that different light. Coit Tower was illuminated to the north. The Ferry Building stood in front of a sky of electric whites and grays. And for a few minutes I felt the magic of coming to San Francisco for the very first time.