A strong wind blew through the Bay Area yesterday and cleared out the air. I'm sitting here staring across the bay, and it's quite distracting. The visibility is absolutely perfect. The colors are vivid, the edges are sharp. It's Mother Nature's own HDTV.
I can see individual cars driving on the freeway past Candlestick Park. I can see the individual aisles of Pac BellSBC AT&T Park. I can see individual windows on individual buildings on the San Francisco skyline. There's a sailboat about 300 yards out, slowly drifting southward in the breeze. The sailor is wearing a light blue shirt, and a white visor. It feels like I should be able to just leap out and hop onboard from here. Warning: objects may be farther away than they appear.
It's spectacular. I can feel the winter doldrums being lifted right off my shoulders, and the winter fog being cleared from my mind. It feels like spring again. I'm ready for some baseball. Let's go.