I feel like I’m going to write a lot of blog posts that juxtapose two things next to each other. Today it’s all about nature in the context of the city.
I’m from Kentucky, but I never really missed the wilderness. Or so I thought. Chicago is filled with sidewalks, street lamps and train cars. Trees are few and far between, but that’s what you sign up for when you more to the city. It wasn’t until I wanted to decorate my new desk at work that I realized I was missing the green. I was missing the living things that were once all around me. Now I don’t hate city life in the least bit. I love the hustle. But once I bought a few tiny plants and watched them flourish over the course of 6 months, I realized that that the life of a living thing (plant) was just what I needed to feel a little more whole.
Of course, some tiny plants aren’t going to replace the seas of green grass and billowing tree-tops that cover the state of Kentucky, but they bring me a little closer to feeling at ease. They reflect a different cadence of life and I like that. Now my big goal is to have a seat closer to the window where they reside.