Inspiration Point

I haven’t seen California this lush and green in….forever. I think the plane has taken a detour and I’ve been re-routed. The call to be in the mountains above Berkeley is even stronger now.
Tilden regional park just above the city offers great hiking trails and jaw-dropping views of both the bay and the inland valleys. I find a trail and just start walking….
I lone black cow comes across my path, and is just as curious about me as I am about it.
Woah big fella.
I keep going, and eventually find myself at a place called Inspiration Point. The clouds have partially lifted and the Golden Gate Bridge is visible.
A couple is sitting on a park bench overlooking the bay. It’s the purest example of strained love I’ve seen in quite awhile.
and I find it beautiful.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?