We Novato Patch bloggers sometimes complain, raising concerns and frustrations — and those who comment sympathize, disagree, rave and rant — it’s a beautiful two-way street for those who appreciate this form of communication.
At the pith, it’s all about Novato. All those who are bothering to put fingers to keyboard know this is a special place. The words seem trite but truisms are like that.
I am so thankful that my husband and I jumped in our car 30 years ago and drove 3,000 miles to accidentally find this place. We’ve never left and hopefully never will.
I am so thankful for my husband. He never ceases to surprise me in the caring things he does for my children and me. I think living here in Novato has been a great asset to raising our kids. I am so grateful for all that I learn every day from them.
I am so thankful for my work. I love what I do and whom I do it with. When I am in my office I look out on Mount Burdell, a great creative inspiration. I have filmed in just about every location I can think of in Novato and it’s an extraordinary backdrop.
Not a day goes by that I don’t run into someone new who mentions this blog, or the fact that they see me walking around the town. Not a day goes by I don’t run into someone I’ve know for years. Many times I don’t know how we met, but we did. Folks offer a friendly honk as they drive by. People smile at the grocery store.
These things are typical in a small town, but Novato is a relatively big city. Yet, it’s an undeniable distinction.
Nobody wants this to change. Everyone has a different opinion on how to keep it special.
Our current Citizen of the Year, Dennis Hagerty, wrote a song about Novato, and we created a music video to accompany it. I’ve known Dennis since we first got here, though I have no idea how we met. It’s just that kind of place.
That’s what Dennis named his song. “That Kind of Place.”
I thought I’d send the link along with my thanks to everyone in this town who has made Novato so unique.
For all of our goings on about this issue and that issue, I really don’t think we can muck up the heart of Novato too much, as long the people remain the same!