November 10: Birds (Makeup Post)

Driving to work earlier this month, a flock of birds performed an air show. They swirled in unison, black and cream bodies flying up in tight formation and spreading out as they swooped downwards. They created a pattern in the morning sky, sharing their art with those of us bound to the road. The picture…

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November 14: Lake Michigan

Today I called my childhood best friend, per weekend tradition, and took a drive. The lake is accessible from where I live, and no matter the time of year, it’s breathtaking. Photos never quite capture it. Lake Michigan was seafoam green. The strip of cornflower blue sky visible on the horizon, beneath the low hanging…

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If I were a mythical creature…

At my office’s Christmas party this drizzly December, I wore a deep green t-shirt and placed a fake red rose behind my ear, as that was the most festive attire in my wardrobe. When asking if I looked festive enough, someone replied that I looked like a woodland nymph. How delightfully accurate! As a mythical…

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Photos from the Garfield Park Conservatory

Today I visited the Garfield Park Conservatory on the Westside of Chicago. It’s one of the city’s gems, this free green space. Local workers take lunch breaks there, and others come from around the city to explore the beauty of the cacti, ferns, flowers, and gardens. The sounds of water streaming physically relaxed and grounded…

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