Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
I’m not attached to many objects; I’ve moved too much and had to leave behind too many things to want to invest emotionally in anything other than people. But there a few items do have particular sentimental value.
The cup above has a history: my friend Sue inherited it after the unexpected death of her father, and Sue passed it on to me. All three of us had attended Woodstock School, so could all especially appreciate the triple pun.
At Sun we have lots of whiteboard walls where people can (well, could, theoretically) scribble down brilliant ideas while they’re discussing deep technological issues over coffee. What they mostly get used for is trenchant corporate humor, as above (note that the “Clothing Optional Teaming Area” has been so named for a very long time).
Some responses were philosophical:
Some inscrutable (to me, anyway):
(I would have used a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.)
And my personal favorite:
^ the intersect of “times of true bliss” and “times with pants on”.
^ two of the star-attraction tiger cubs born at the Auckland zoo, in one of those moments that has the whole crowd going “awww…..”
Auckland had fair weather for my return, so I spent a few hours enjoying the sun in Western Springs park and the zoo.
Billboard in Wellington, New Zealand, which prides itself (rightfully enough) on its coffee.