Day 35 — A Different Neighborhood — 40 Days of Writing, Spring Session

Image

Sometimes it’s fun to venture a bit out of the neighborhood, even if it’s just a mile away. I found out about a new little park that borders a canyon in nearby Mission Hills. My neighbor Marilyn said the park cost the city a million dollars. I think if the city is going to spend a million dollars on something, then why not a park? Why not something we can all enjoy?

Image

I not only enjoyed the little park, but the neighborhood surrounding it. As I walked Griffin by the old homes, I wondered about the people who lived in them, but even more so about the people who had lived there back in the 20’s, 30’s 40’s, etc. I thought about all the different types of music that must have emitted from the windows.

Image

 I thought about all the holidays spent in these homes. Births, deaths, celebrations, mournings, emotions — every home holding numerous stories.

Image

Snapping back to the present — the million-dollar park, Griffin enjoying unfamiliar sights and smells — I felt a sense of appreciation and warmth.

Image

It’s interesting how venturing a bit outside of your comfort zone and exploring new areas can put you into a deeper state of mind, into a different introspection. I’m inspired to do it more often. I encourage you to do the same. 

Image

 

Advertisements

About kdanek17

A work in progress. Radio personality and voiceover artist. I love cooking, entertaining, and being with friends & family (which includes my dogs).
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s