21 6 / 2013
A change of scenery, a change of pace. I feel fortunate to have had several opportunities to return to London, and I hope I have many more to come. Every visit is revealing, about the city but even moreso about myself.
The theme of this trip has already emerged like a familiar song, strong and clear. I am embracing my anonymity amongst a sea of 9 million human beings. Taking pause to observe the details, to introspect, to consider my place in this big wide world.
It has taken some time for me and this city to get along. Between our personas, there is friction, opposition, dualism. Since my first days here, and throughout every return trip from then on, London has always challenged me to consider a different perspective, a different approach to life. Often, I have resisted.
But today, I find myself asking “why not?” instead of “why?”
This is a glimpse into my eternal challenge: paying mind to the necessary tension between the extremes of my personality, so that I can move with the tension rather than against it.