Take This Tune

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 by Travis Cody in

Take This Tune is a feature hosted by my pal Jamie at Duward Discussion. Jamie puts up a video prompt complete with lyrics to the song, and the task is to write something inspired by the title of the song or something in the lyrics.

I really enjoy participating in Jamie's feature because of where the prompts take my thoughts and emotions. This week's prompt is about love of place, particularly the place we call home.

I've never lived in The City, but a lot of my family is still in the South Bay Area and I've always thought of the place as home. No matter where I go, San Francisco and its surrounds will always be the most comfortable place in the world for me.


  1. That's a lovely view of the city...

  1. Jamie says:

    The first time I really saw the Golden Gate was when we drove through the prisideo and just as we came around a curve there was the bridge with fog rolling in in a wave under the bridge and up the hillsides until it completely disappeared. That is how you fall in love with a city. Great picture.

  1. Linda says:

    Gorgeous shot and I must say that there is something definitely appealing when it comes to The City By the Bay. I always said if I was ever going to live in a big city, it would be San Francisco.

    This prompt took me back to California this week, too!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    That's a great view and just makes me want to go there even more!

  1. Beautiful (if photoshopped) shot. I've never been out west. One of these days, though...

  1. Great pic of the city, man.

  1. I left my heart there as well.

  1. Travis says:

    Terra: I thought so too.

    Jamie: That's always one of my favorite ways to see the bridge...coming around the corner and having it suddenly be there.

    Linda: I've been to LA, Houston, Dallas, NYC, and SF. So far SF is my favorite, although I like things about each of those other places.

    Akelamalu: It really is a marvelous place.

    Lana: The biggest difference between the east and west is sprawl. Even in the larger western cities, you have a small pocket of skyscrapers surrounded by the sprawl of communities.

    Charles: Indeed. Gotta love those Google images!

    Mike: It's a good place to leave it.

  1. jennifer says:

    I am beginning to embrace our current city as home. It's about time since we've been here a year and a half.

    We are a few hours from New Orleans, a little over an hour from Biloxi MS, 45 minutes from Pensacola Florida, and 40 minutes from Gulf Shores AL. In other words, we have so many options for visiting interesting places! I like it!

  1. jennifer says:

    BTW - I would love to visit California. ONE DAY, we will make the trip! Not sure what Cali would think of me though :)

  1. Jeni says:

    Ah yes! HOME! Where the heart is for sure -and for me, that's this little village where I was born and raised and this old house too! My Mom's older brother left this area in the late 1920s -went to Pittsburgh for work -and though he built a beautiful home there in the Steel City suburbs, that was his house. When he spoke of "home" his kids all knew he was referring to the house I live in, this little village here that he loved and so do I!
    Loved the pic as well as the words of your post, Trav.