I ran into M. and her sister at a movie theater. It has been nearly 8 years since we worked together, so all news was big news. She led with,"We're moving to Chicago soon; I've only been there once, but liked it a lot." Wow. It's almost December, and everybody knows Chicago boasts a fierce winter. If you're planning a move to Chicago, December to April are the least welcoming months. Still, if you can look beyond the wind chill factor, there is so much to love. I chose 3 images of the Chicago river to sum it up:
It's true! In observance of Saint Patrick's Day, the Chicago River is dyed green. What's that you say? The river is already green? Well yes, but not Kelly green! Tradition is sacred after all. It's pointless and absurd and all in the name of
The surreal image of the river looking like a giant slushy reminds you to appreciate those sticky days of summer. The winter passes and like anything that doesn't kill you, knowing you survived it will make you stronger.
Yes, the bridges are raised to let sailboats pass. Even one puny sailboat can bring traffic to a halt. It's completely normal to get out of your car and watch the magnificent fanfare. Everyone can have their moment. Little things matter.
Good luck in Chicago M.! I am jealous!