Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Took a walk with a friend over the top of Russian Hill and across to Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, comparing reports on the rigors of the now-finished holidays. I had an unfair advantage this year in the person of Mabel Watson Payne, who permits no gloom in her presence.

We started in strong afternoon sunlight. And then after a while, as we talked and climbed, the shadows took over.