Old Made New
Looking at the neat corners and smooth lines of the historic battery exhibits at Battery Bluff Park in the Presidio of San Francisco, you wouldn’t think these are well over a hundred years old. In truth, the structures we see now are the updated, rebuilt versions of the old military batteries.
To retain some things, we need to change them. With luck, the key essence of an old object will remain, even after undergoing changes dictated by the ravages of time.
Many cells in our bodies are in an ongoing process of being regenerated, so our physical selves are continuously evolving.
Our perspectives on the world change over time as we gain experience, so our mental and emotional selves are constantly being updated as well.
When the world looks dark and damaged, remember that flowers sprout in unexpected places, cloud patterns break and the sun emerges, and rain can fall even after a long drought.
Just as old structures can be renewed, so can people. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s Hike Notes, Battery Bluff-The Presidio, takes readers to an updated set of historic military batteries in San Francisco’s Presidio, offering an easy paved walk with glorious views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and Angel Island.
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Hike Notes 161: Battery Bluff-The Presidio
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