At dinner the other day, A— quoted someone saying:
“San Francisco. 14 square miles surrounded by reality.”
I thought that was rather clever as I seem to like a slight self-effacement now and again. I bothered to look up the full reference. It turns out the quote was by our very own Mayor McDreamy and he really said:
“San Francisco, a wacky wonderful place, a place of dreamers and doers. I think someone described San Francisco as ‘49 square miles surrounded by reality.’ I kind of like that.
—Mayor Gavin Newsom, Speech at the Sierra Summit
Sometimes, reality is a big old let down.
Parting shot. I love this city.