Monday, June 24, 2013

365 Inspirations—175: City Life

Seong Yoon looking out at Seattle from Space Needle
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."—Sandra Day O'Connor 

I know many people think the country is where it's at, but there's lots of inspiration to be found in the city too. I think community is the most important, wherever you find that.

After six days out in the country on solo retreat, I was happy to be reunited with my lovely husband and see people.

Lounging in the city

A friend was in town too, so we all hit Greenlake Park (Seattle's equivalent to Central Park) and walked the almost three-mile loop together.

People were out with dogs, moms were with their kids, roller bladers cruised passed us—it was quite busy for a Monday afternoon. We stopped our walk to watch a painter doing a Monet-esque painting of water lilies. I've seen this painter before. He's been slowly working his way around the lake catching all the beautiful seasons and flowers in his work.

At Greenlake Park in Seattle
At the end of the quarter, two students gave me Starbucks cards. I remembered this on my walk and we stopped off at Starbucks and I treated everyone to drinks and pastries. I got a chocolate, cheese and regular croissant for the three of us to share.

We went up to the roof top and spread out on comfy lounge chairs.

I felt happy today.

Happy to have choices.

Happy to connect with people.

Happy to be part of the grand tapestry of life that I have found in the city.

It's good to be back.

To top things off, Yoon and I went out for sushi and to the movies....

Yes, it's true. I'm a city girl through and through. However, I love to visit the countryside, go on hiking trips and adventures. Fortunately, Seattle is surrounded by nature, so I feel like I'm getting the best of both worlds.

Are you a country or a city person?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy - you inspire me as always! I love the city too - as long as there is nature around you that you can dip into and refresh your mind, spirit and body then the city's joys can be even better!