Chicago at night

Posted by – June 27, 2017 10:47 pm

I originally wrote this on July 17th, 2011, at 2:34 in the morning:

Do you ever sit and just look out your window?
What do you see? Where does your mind go?
Do you think beyond the streets and sidewalks below?
Do you consider the multitudes of people beyond your lines of sight?
The trees, and animals. Nature. Distant land, different from your locality?
Can you hear the city outside?
What do you pick out?
The sounds of cars, the distinctiveness of buses?
Voices. Are they excited? Maybe a laugh?
Can you hear a dog barking?
Do you listen to the noises coming over the rooftops?
How far can you stretch your ears out into the city of sound?
At what distance does it just become noise?
Do you hear that hum?
Do you look up at the sky?
What is up there? Clouds?
Do airplanes fly above your window?
Is it night? Is there a moon?
Can you see beyond the city glow?
Who else is looking up with you?

I loved the apartment I lived in at the time for its bedroom window with a view of the moon.

In a lot of ways, I am different now than I was then, but in this, I still feel the same.

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