hello detroit

4 Dec

i’ll admit this.  

wherever i live is cool.  that is not to say that because i am somewhere that is why that place is cool.  it’s just i can’t possibly live somewhere that isn’t alive.

full disclosure, i love chicago.  that will always be my city and only my city. i embraced it with everything i was when i was in my teens and 20’s.  i grew up there and i drank that city in every morning and celebrated it every night.  i never, ever took it for granted.

then the move to dallas.  at first, i hated it.  i didn’t know her and for that matter, didn’t know anyone else.  luckily i had a job i loved and met my husband whom i love more.  dallas is to rof just as i am to chicago.  his passion for dallas transfered to me and we’ll always have the warm friendships we’ve made and we’ll always be texans.

but now we’re all about a new place.

this is a place that people have no problem feeling free to scrinch up their nose and say “EWWWW good luck to you” based on absolutely nothing.  they’ve never been here.  a place that does have it’s issues but more than that has a tenacity, passion and extraordinary beauty.  

take  a look at these pictures.  know where we are now?

IMG_8664 IMG_8665 IMG_8666 IMG_8667 IMG_8668if you were to say detroit, you’d be right.  i snapped these pictures from the top of a parking garage on my way from a client meeting downtown.  it gets so much better.  i can’t wait to share with you.

One Response to “hello detroit”

  1. Elizabeth McLean December 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    I miss Detroit! The memories of summer festivals on the river, Belle Isle, tunnel to Canada watching for the border, Eastern Market, old Tiger Stadium, hanging out with friends Uptown… I hope your new home appreciates you as much as you appreciate her!

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