Regarding a visit to Seattle and the blessingcurse of having the means to choose your own fate
Impressions of Seattle:
- Lush. Moss everywhere. Happy plants. This struck me especially because I visited from the midst of a Philadelphia winter.
- Easy. I don’t know how to describe this one. It didn’t feel like most cities to me. Maybe this is just the point in my life that I’m at. Usually it seems like I have to work to make a city mine. But Seattle felt easy. It felt sort of like I was expoloring my own city.
- This made it seem cozy
- This made it seem not-novel (I would definitely not go so far as to call it boring, though)
- Sparse. The downtown part has tall buildings and all that, and feels like a city. But even in Capitol Hill, the super hip part, it seemed like the streets were empty, compared to Philly streets. It looked like a city, but a city with fewer people out walking around than my east coast sensibilities expect. I live in (South) West Philly, which often feels sort of...
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