Long distance is pretty hard to do. And as the lover is now on the west coast for his summer internship, it gets even harder. I fell in love with San Francisco when I visited two weeks ago. A handful of friends were already there so it felt like a home away from home. I also got to reunite with some friends that we had made when we lived in Shanghai last summer. 

There was an official adult dinner that the lover's room mate hosted and we talked about adult things like work. I tried my best to stay awake.

Then there was the food, which I ate very well and too much of every single day. The food in San Francisco is as good as it gets when it comes to diversity (Asian food). Expect an official food post to come up soon.

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I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there

I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

-from Rumi