06 October 2006
getting chummy: chinatown
It was cool and gray in Chinatown this morning. I stepped off the train by 7:30 (no easy task for me, I assure you, as I am not an early riser) and had over an hour to just wander the streets, camera in hand. Grocers unloading their trucks, steam pouring out of a noodle factory, mountains of bean sprouts in neat bags on the sidewalk.
I was surprised how wonderful it felt to go slowly and really look at everything around me. This city sets a brisk pace, and it's easy to speed-walk through your day with blinders on, until everything in the background fades to gray and a low roar. I loved this opportunity to go slow and notice little things. It was good. I will do it again.
But not tomorrow. No, I'm sleeping in tomorrow. After that, a bit of crafting is in order because Kelli sprinkled me with some of her creative fairy dust. If anybody can spare a bit of energy I think it's that girl. I would kill for half her get-up-and-go.
Oh and if you want to see more Chinatown pix, there's more here.