MariNaomi is a San Francisco-based illustrator who recently experienced the moment that savvy Bernalwood locals like to call “The Bernal Awakening.”
The Bernal Awakening is the profound sensation of euphoria and clarity that occurs when a first-time visitor experiences the jaw-dropping, 360-degree panoramic awesomeness that awaits atop Bernal Hill. Paradoxically, the experience of the Bernal Awakening tends to be extra-intense for San Franciscans who have spent years looking at Bernal Hill, but never before bothered to wander up it.
“How had I not known about this park before?” she asks. (CUE: Bernalwood locals smile knowingly.)
Happily, MariNaomi has the drawing skills to capture that experience in the illustration you see above. Wonderful.