San Francisco Time
I can hear some echoes of Calvino. I lived in Philly for some ten years and Houston before that. I came to interpret big cities as egregores. They have their own personalities and, as you point out, their own pace. Never a sum of buildings and people. The result is always greater than that.
I’ve noticed a new kind of energy in your recent writings, and I am loving it. Good vibrations, as it were. Glad SF is thrumming with you.