This morning before our flight (I am writing this using the airplane wifi), we walked around our neighborhood for a while. We had such fresh eyes being gone for the last 14 months and rarely spending time there except to grab things from the apartment’s storage space.
We were in love all over again with the neighborhood, and the weather today was so perfect to be out enjoying the day. I made a comment that maybe we wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much if we had been living there – after all there were not many people out enjoying the day as we were.
It’s hard to take a step back and enjoy your neighborhood/town/city when you get caught up in the day-to-day details of life. You get so focused on “we must do this, we must go there,” that you miss the little things that are happening locally, the specialness of the normal things, and you forget to stop and take it all in.
So I’m glad that we had the time to do the walk around, to have breakfast and a coffee at our favorite restaurant, and to see things fresh. Here’s to doing the same in Hong Kong this coming month also!