The most powerful force in nature is not an earthquake, hurricane or erupting volcano.
It is rather the quiet when you sense the power of place. That is because it’s how it makes you feel inside, the real stuff, and it transcends the power of everything else. You can experience this phenomenon at hundreds of places in the Bay Area, and there are a special 10 that always do it for me.
Everybody should have such a spot, a place you can go in nature where all personal hurricanes are quieted, where just by being there, all the fight is taken out of you. You leave refreshed and clean, as if taking a shower after being coated with dust.
No doubt about it, Tom Stienstra’s a great writer! We’re lucky to have him here in San Francisco.