I just watched Bagdad Cafe, a movie made the same year I moved to San Francisco. I know it was a famous, well known movie, but I've never seen it, until tonight. It's a German movie about a German woman, who while on vacation with her husband in the Mojave desert, breaks up with him and walks the highway to the nearest truck stop / motel.
The truck stop's owner breaks up with her husband, and after a fiery beginning the owner, Brenda, and the German, Jasmin become fast friends. Jasmin's husband left a magic set in the suitcase Jasmin took, and somehow, Jasmin transforms herself , the Bagdad Cafe and everyone there.
The title song, I am Calling You, is very haunting, I can't get it out of my head.
I am calling you
A hot dry wind blows right through me
The baby's crying and I can't sleep
But we both know a change is coming
coming closer, sweet release
There must be an analogy here. This bring so many thoughts to mind. I just learned that the Bagdad Cafe in San Francisco closed on March 31st. My car was stolen and at first I wanted it back, but now I don't - it brings bad thoughts to me now. An agent may be leaving my office, but another one may be joining - it's all about change. Our office is changing and also growing - we have to, nothing stays the same forever. The real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area has changed. There are a lot more options and possibilities for buyers. And on the flip side, if you have a high end home in a great neighborhood, there is also a lot of demand. National news stories that generalize about the market can't even begin to understand or explain what is going on at a neighborhood level. Everything changes, and sometimes that is really GOOD. There's still a lot of MAGIC out there, you just have to be able to notice it.