Often when I made a trip to Chicago...I would stay at the Marriott on Michigan avenue. I liked the idea of being able to walk out and be on the busiest street in the loop on the Magnificent Mile with all of the activity of a bustling city. But just as invigorating it was during the day and early evening...it was also very lonely late at night.
A city has two sides to it...the invitation of excitement and the loss of identity if you are a visitor. By 2:00am the street was reduced to a few people left over from the restaurants and late night bars...a population totally alien to anyone alone...moving at that time of night.
I love the pulse of a large urban center but I hate the accompanying feeling of total isolation.
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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