Today I am releasing a new short documentary. Watch the film and read the story below! I met Stephen at the Golden Gate bridge overlook. He has been playing the flute for 40 years and was kind enough to share his music and thoughts with me when I met him in the overlook tunnel.
"Yeah, I've gotta play, It's the bridge. . . life's an interesting thing, you know, you've got to do unto your brother as you'd want them do unto you and we'd probably have world peace. It's so simple."
No matter where life takes me I love seeing new places and meeting people and discovering what inspires them to be who they are. This spring I was in California driving along the coast and I spent one day in San Francisco. I love seeing all the different landscapes and California has just that. Farmland and big-city-life are not that far apart. I found a picture-perfect farm on my way to the coast. Then the coast - I recommend just heading that direction if you are in need of calming your soul.
And then there's San Francisco. You really can't get to know the city in one day. Rolling pavement, expansive cityscape, and a beautiful sunset sticks in my mind. I did find a good cup of coffee at Haus Coffee in the mission district.
I met Stephen at the Golden Gate bridge overlook - The one up the hill with the tunnels. I was exploring the beautiful view and heard someone playing the flute in the distance. As I walked up the hill I noticed two tunnels. On one side of the tunnels was a beautiful view of the city and on the other was an expansive view of the Californian hills, valleys, and mountains. Stephen was playing his flute in between. He was silhouetted in the tunnel with the mountains in the distance. A beautiful sound floated out of the tunnel as I approached. I was able to meet Stephen and learn that he was from Hawaii traveling to different scenic locations where he would break out his flute playing whatever came to mind. He has been playing for 40 years.
"Yeah, I've gotta play, It's the bridge" Stephen said referring to the connection his music makes with people. "Life's an interesting thing, you know, you've got to do unto your brother as you'd have them do unto you and we'd probably have world peace. It's so simple."