Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
I now live in a small town in NZ with only 25,000 people, so I have a new delight around big cities. Being somewhat introverted, I never really feel like I fit in, and all these feelings are exacerbated in big cities. It makes me feel even more like a clueless little kid that doesn't belong in a big world. I routinely walk around with my head gaping up at all the big buildings, even though it makes me look like a bit of a country bumpkin. But then I saw this one day.
New York City, USA
It was a damp but pleasant day, after raining all morning. I was inside a tiny little cafe near Kyoto having a green tea. It was warm and smelled so nice. I drank it while I watched the rain outside and watched a few people walk by with purpose and umbrellas. I saw a tiny edge of light in the sky and thought things might change, so I somewhat reluctantly geared up with all my camera equipment and hiked over to this nearby bamboo forest. The sun came out and started melting all the morning rain into a foggy mist that fell down around and behind me.
I go to Burning Man every year to refresh, recharge, and get inspired by the sheer randomness and light of it all. It's the one place you go where you have no idea what you're going to see, but you know it's going to be awesome and interesting.
Burning Man, Nevada