It puts me in mind of the millions of people who left their homes for new lands, knowing they never would go home again, that the most they could hope for was a long-delayed letter. How lucky we are to live in this age of electrons and airplanes.
I'm working on a piece about what all of this feels like, but I'm finding it challenging writing, so it will go up another time.
For now, I wanted to share some of the small wonders I've found here. I am a fan of small wonders. Kansas City is a pretty amazing place and I thought you might like to see some of the details. In the next few weeks I'll post some broader views.
Let's start with where we are, in case there are any doubts. I found this on the step of an old warehouse. KC is rich in old warehouses.
I'm not the only one who enjoys looking around Kansas City.
Who would have thought this would be here?
And if you need a rest, there are secret gardens. This is my favorite.
I have found wonders within and without.
And, barring bad weather, I can always go to my own back yard for succor.
(c) 2013 Laura Packer