I have to admit, I do love the way my workdays start. I guess i am very lucky I can write about my daily commute in pleasant way, considering where we live.
Well, I have it very easy - my drive takes just about 35 minutes and it goes mostly through residential neighborhoods where streets are not crowded, and it gives me just enough time to finish my morning coffee and healthy portion of the BBC news. And i like these extra couple minutes i can spent just with myself, in comfortable "cockpit" of my car, before I emerge to face the world.
We used to have office in walking distance from our home in SS and when it was announced we are moving downtown last August, I was almost depressed. Than I would drive to the metro garage and take the train - and it was fine for most of the time, if i got to sit; I could read or knit on my way. I was scared of all that crazy city traffic than :). It was almost December before I tried to go all the way - and I never stopped since.
I took me a while to find the fastest-prettiest route but I got to see some very intimate parts of the city, places where tourists never go - and somehow it made me feel home here.
I know the way by heart now and I like to watch how familiar places change with seasons and, may be, with new people living around.
I especially keep eye on gardens, as i pass by, to see which plants can grow and bloom around here since i am still learning. I am amazed how people express themselves in decorating for all the annual holidays here, or sometimes just for fun - something i was not really used to in Czech i knew.
It makes me smile and it makes me feel good ... on my ways.
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