by water / by Hope A

Some days I try not to schedule anything. No classes, no meetings with friends, no work. Maybe an idea. Usually involving the ferry or a bike ride. I am not good with this kind of open-ended day, the choices become overwhelming. Which is the opposite of my intentions. So I TRY not to schedule anything but I usually have an idea. One recent afternoon I took the ferry from Oakland to San Francisco, which is enough for me but then also walked through a weird mall downtown, took a bus to Land's End, hiked until I found a place to sit, and then went to a mall in Japantown on my way home.