As Bevan and I descended Twin Peaks this morning, another San Francisco sunrise on our minds, Simon & Garfunkel's "America" drifted through the car stereo.
And we walked off to look for America
We twisted down through the boulevard and I thought about the first time I'd heard it, when Zooey Deschanel's character in Almost Famous put it on to represent to her mother why she was leaving home to become a stewardess.
"Kathy," I said, as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Because the song found me when I was young and living far from home, if the hour is early enough and if my mind hasn't yet adjusted to the day, I can listen carefully to Mr. Simon's lyrics and believe that they belong to me.
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"