A Moment of Solitude
Silence in the City
I woke up on the earlier side this morning (for me at least) because I wanted to spend some time blogging and I have a lot of work to do for school because my last week of summer session is approaching. I was in a better mental space than I have been for quite a while and was motivated to face my tasks for the day. I put on one of my favorite dresses (which always helps to keep me uplifted.) It's hard for me to be down when I love what I'm wearing even if it I don't LOVE the body it's on. Anyways, I stepped outside into the bright morning sun and everything about the day seemed beautiful. It's not too hot yet (although it's supposed to reach almost 90 again) and the usually busy and chaotic streets of West Philly were silent, empty, full of calming energy. I took in a deep breath and looked around- so few people, so little sound, glorious! This may in fact be my favorite time of a day here. 8 AM on a Sunday morning when most students are still asleep, the professionals are off from work, the locals have yet to venture toward campus, and it seems like it's just me in this great big city full of people. I want to hold onto this moment, this scene, and this calm forever. But I know like all moments it will pass. Slowly but surely people will begin to awake and venture out. The stressful energy that Penn students exude will be released, the loud voices of local inhabitant will break the silence, and this soothing energy will evaporate. But the glory is that I know it existed and can attempt to hold on to it through the rest of my day.
|Me enjoying my moment of solitude-|
|The rare city scene that I'm currently taking in.|