It was gray skies and cool and from the green hills it looked like rain at any moment. PERFECT for me. And my God, there were mountains in the distance. Mountains!
I only visited Seattle for 5 days/4 nights but it felt much longer...and that's a wonderful thing.
On those lovely days when it rained and rained, something stirred within me...like I was meant to be there, or perhaps, was a Seattleite in another life.
I think I could be quite happy there...I KNOW I could...and it makes me very sad that I might not get the chance to live there.
It was a place connected to nature. So many trees, lush gardens, and green spaces. On the outskirts of town, house after house outdid the other in terms of their landscaping. Poppies and azalea blooms as big as your hand.
I walked and walked and walked in every direction, exploring downtown and all the surrounding areas. An adventure for sure. Visiting Seattle was one of the best decisions I've made. There was something so right about that city.
On my last night I went down to the waterfront, a view that could rival Chicago's. From the piers I cried for the longest time, the sun setting over the lake and mountains. The thought of never seeing it again was too much to bear.
I wish I never left.....
I returned home earlier this week and miss Seattle already. Terribly so.
What am I going to do without you?
If God is kind, He'll help me find a way back there.....to stay.