When I got into my car, my mood shifted. “Road Trip” shimmered through my being. In over forty years of living in the San Francisco Bay area, I’ve driven 280 south from Mill Valley hundreds of times, but today my inner guidance system requested a new pace and route that honored the passing of my brother eighteen days ago. Jeff suggested a stop along the way and I took it.

I’ve always meant to pause at the reservoir but have sped along admiring it from the freeway. Destination has been my focus, but not today. Today I exit the freeway and turning right, not left, travel along Skyline Highway until I realize I’m on the wrong side of the reservoir, so I turn around and parallel the reservoir to the east. I stop for some pictures and then I enter Holy Gates. I’m at the Water Temple Jeff said to visit. Photos will suffice.

The reservoir along 280

Still water and trees

Plugas Water Temple
Grateful for water and Ohlone land

Water running to our sinks

2 thoughts on “Day 18: Journeying

  1. How wonderful that you happen upon the water temple, surely a purifying experience as you journey toward family and love and completion.


    1. It was amazing and I recommend it. The whole experience was one of appreciating the journey and getting off the freeway and following slower, more flowing roads.


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