Hey there! I’ve been sitting at my computer writing and deleting, writing and deleting as I stare out my hotel room window hoping the words I’m searching for come flying in through the air conditioning vents….And all that’s coming to mind is this AC is really really cold.
So up and out for some sights, sounds and smells of inspiration so hopefully I won’t bore you even further!
AND it worked….It is truly amazing what happens when you open yourself up to…..Well everything!
April 19, 1995 – The monument below symbolizes at 9:01 AM the last minute of innocents (a great reflection off the water)
The monument below symbolizes at 9:03 AM life changed forever (another great water reflection…both monuments stand as bookends at the National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City)
The Survivor Tree – “It is more than 80 years old. An American Elm Tree in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, it survived the bomb’s blast and witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. Today, we call it the Survivor Tree.” The tree symbolizing life, strength, hope and a future because by all accounts it shouldn’t even be standing muchless thriving!
Community family activities (bike rides)
Outdoors Performing Arts of Mama Mia in Meinders Gardens
The Home of the Thunder
OKC Museum of Modern Art
Devon Energy Headquarters
- Kitchen N0. 324 – An amazing restaurant with amazing service! Open 7 days a week from 7AM to 2PM. People watching with a side of heaven!
- Economy – Oklahoma City unemployment rate 4.9% (April 2013)
- Children playing in one of the two fountains in Meinders Gardens
- Water Taxi
The day and the life of one very hot and sunny 104 degree day:
- A Kettle-Bell exercise class is in full swing at noon on the sidewalk of Broadway and 4th St.
- Another exercise class running city blocks on N. Robinson and Dean A. McGee Ave.
- A homeless man sits all day on a street bench. By 9 PM the day had cooled to a humid 98 degrees. I witnessed a stranger walking up to this homeless man and said “sir, please accept this.” He handed the homeless man $20. For a moment the homeless man stared into the eyes of this kind stranger, time had suddenly stopped or at least it felt that way to me. The silence just hung there for a moment, feeling a little awkward (don’t know why).
The homeless man asked “are you an angel?” and the stranger replied “No sir, just someone who cares.” That stranger was/is my husband.
That is the heart and soul of MY OK City!