There were many places I wanted to visit back in California, and I'm glad I got around to a few of the major ones for me. Seeing these old familiar sights, paths I've walked down so many times and buildings I've passed over and over... it overwhelmed me with memories. Everything is the same, and yet it all looks preserved as if behind glass, an exhibit, untouchable. The setting for one stage of my life, and now I'm in the next. Sitting in the BART and looking out the window as scenery flashed by, I thought how different it felt from riding the trains in Japan. The interior, the views, the movement... and yet, they both lead to home.