the very best kind of seattling.
“There’s some about the spirit that’s out here. Something in the air. It’s different here. This land is still getting to define itself, live into who it is. That’s part of it’s crazy and wild beauty, you know? Because it’s still searching, still exploring. And so are it’s people.”
And with these words, I met Seattle.
These words were murmured over dinner conversation with a Familiar Stranger. This Familiar Stranger and I had planned to meet for the first time over Indian food in Queen Anne (get the Green Curry, you won’t regret it).
Lately, as in the past seven years, I’ve had this unexplained obsessed with Going West. My obsession didn’t come from any small sampling or bite-sized nugget of past experience since I’ve never truly had the chance to explore the wild, wild west of these United States. I’ve had this hunch all along that the wide, wide open skies of the west had something they wanted to show me. Yet still, I’d never gone.
But it seemed to be the time this time. And so we went.
A reunion: 20-some years in the making.
It was the sweetness of uniting old friends that finally gave the (unneeded) excuse to hop a visit to Seattle. It was just my mom and I, flying together. Some where over one of the Dakotas, we raised our gin and tonics (it’s noon somewhere & don’t mind if we do!), we gave one another a proper ‘cheers, we’re going west!’.
To the most dearest kind of old friends was to whom we were going to see. The kind of friends that if you are fortunate to have in one lifetime, then you’ve got too much to be grateful for. It had been far much too many years to count since us mothers and daughters were together to just enjoy the another. Reminiscing provided the treasure trove of memories that we danced around in all weekend long.
This foggy & rainy place didn’t fail to capture my attention (though it was those two lovelies pictured above that stole my heart). Morning walks, afternoon play times, late night yoga sessions, ferry rides and magic island elixirs…
Seattle, I’ll be back to see you soon.
I’m sure of it.