How are you? Fine, I hope. It's been a while since we last spoke, but I just wanted to drop you a couple of lines to tell you how much of an influence you had on life. I think....wait let me take that back....I KNOW. I would not be the same person if I were born anywhere else. You were the reason behind my fascination with shades ( Aviators are my favorite—by the way) tank tops, and I don't think the word "hella" and "Bruh" will ever leave my vocabulary. You're the reason I'm addicted to flea market jewelry and thrift shopping. In so many words, you are a major factor in shaping my style. During your hot summers, my Saturday mornings happily consist of Starbuck's Caramel Frappuccinos, distressed above the knees shorts, tanks tops and dope high heels. You gave me the guts to dress the way I choose, wear bright bold colors and aways whispered in my ear to not care what others thought of me. In my younger days I got "Hyphy" in the middle of your streets at the sideshows, slapped E-40 and Keak tha Sneak and some occasional Green Day. Oh, and did I ever tell you how BEAUTIFUL you are? Your mountains, the plush trees, the high rise view over the Bay Area are all completely picture perfect. The drive to Stinson Beach is just as relaxing as it is beautiful. Do remember that time we broke up and I cheated on you with New York? I foolishly thought I would find something different over there, that the weather was better ( I wanted to feel what actual seasons felt like...never again!) the food was better and even the fashion was better. We always think the grass is always greener on the other side, but most of the time it's not. I'm so happy we mended our relationship. I missed getting a street taco from a random taco truck at 2 am, Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and the sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. I took you for granted and it will never happen again. Over the years, we have aged beautifully together. Even though you get pissed at times and make the earth violently shake, unleash your wildfire fury and burn down everything in your path and keep us longing for your soothing raindrops, I still love you ...and always will.
Christian Aka Perception of style
P.s. Can you do me just one favor? Can you please lower the price of housing out here? I'm tired of eating top ramen to save money to pay rent! Thanks!