In the black night,
trust the pierce of stars.
Those saintly bodies
will guide you through
the naked sea
of opinion and projection,
towards a misty, moonlit harbor.
In the celebrated dawn,
persist by the streams of the sun,
those heavenly doorways
will true you across
the knotted valley
of compliment and praise,
towards the ageless,
mossy stronghold of humility.
For this ode to the Headlands we paired the poems of Sausalito brand strategist and designer Ushi Patel with images taken by Sausalito Wild Image Project
creator Daniel Fox. The poems come from Patel’s debut collection, Brave
the Unknown. Fox, after reading the poems, spent a weekend camping in the
Headlands and capturing the images. For the aerial shots, he hitched a ride in a
plane piloted by Aaron Singer of Mill Valley’s Seaplane Adventures.