End Up Near San Francisco

Blog 1147 – 10.17.2018

End Up Near San Francisco

Yesterday, I paid tribute to Houston, Texas in word and song and mentioned the total of little over four days that I once spent in San Francisco and the impression that it made on me. I have seen many wonderful cites including, New York City, Atlanta, New Orleans, Seattle, Bologna, Italy, and Inverness, Scotland to name but a few. And they all have much to recommend them but none a lovelier song than Tony Bennett’s Classic:


I Left My Heart In San Francisco

I love to sing that song and hope it shows. Anytime I get to sing more than a song or two I often end up with I Left My Heart In San Francisco. It has been featured in so many movies and I always perk up to the familiar scenes of lovely San Francisco. I have for some time put the intention out to the Universe for a work assignment near San Francisco as I hope to retire in the area of northern California or Oregon when the time comes for parking my home on wheels and perhaps building a more permanent cabin or mansion. A cabin would be a mansion to me as my Brothers Cabin was for a couple of months several years ago near Jamestown, Tennessee. Today’s pictures were taken there.

The combination of a nice place like that with a view of water and snow capped mountains and a few hours drive to San Francisco or Portland is very appealing to me. As Captain Jean Luc Picard, one time captain of the Starship Enterprise, was also want to say making his intentions known, I do as well, “Make it so.”

I have sung “the San Francisco song” so many times and its lines and melody never get old to me:

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gray

The glory that was Rome is of another day

I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan

I’m going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco

High on a hill, it calls to me

To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars

The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care

My love waits there in San Francisco

Above the blue and windy sea

When I come home to you, San Francisco

Your golden sun will shine for me.

Songwriters: Douglas Cross / George Cory

I Left My Heart in San Francisco lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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