A day to wander about the city aimlessly, alone.
I shared big soft pretzel with a little magpie as we sat together on the edge of the harbor and watched the tall ships come in to port.
Took a ferry over to the Point for a visit to Trixie's Palace, where I found the most perfect dresses and trinkets to inspire some new hair and attitude. The most quaint little shop where you get changed behind a screen and every nook and cranny is steeped to the brim with vintage fashions and decor, local artist's jewelry and japanese kawaii. I felt like I was in a really cool friend's bedroom playing dressups in her closet. Nice music, peaceful. The shop girl was so pretty and nice. I always have to be mindful not to stare at people, I get so easily lost on their faces and wondering who they are.
It rained and rained and rained. No umbrella. The timeless time came to an end as I watched the ferry leave the dock without me. Found shelter under a tree growing out of the bricks, while peeking through my bag of new found goodies, drenched and happy, drinking fresh lemonade and watching passersby.
Finally the ferry arrives again and of course makes three extra stops on the way back. The first mate kindly entertained me throughout the entire return trip to pass the time *sigh*, the parking garage would not accept my cash donation, I couldn't find my car in the huge garage and even though I was given the danger warning lecture before heading off to the big city... I still made it home safe and sound. A mugging would have merely added some extra excitement to the day.
Gotta live life.
The thunder and lighting is here and its starting to hail. Tornado and flood warnings are now in effect.