It’s funny, I don’t really do things by myself anymore. Not because I can’t or don’t want to, it’s just because I love spending time with my partner. They are my best friend in the whole world and I love to share experiences with them. So today, I decided I was going to go on an adventure by myself and take my inner artist on a date. I got up even earlier than when I have to work, took the bus downtown, and I walked to Kerry Park. For those outside of Seattle, Kerry Park is a viewpoint north of downtown where pretty much all of the photos of the Space Needle you’ve ever seen were taken. I made it just in time to watch the sunrise behind the skyline of my favorite city. It was about 30 degrees out and my face went numb and my glasses kept fogging up as I took pictures, but damn did it feel good to get out there and experience life so early in the morning.
When you suffer from anxiety like I do, it can make your world feel so small. It’s hard to remember there is anything outside of your nervous stomach and buzzing mind. Taking the time to explore and exist in the world with no particular plan of action was very calming for me. I was able to see things I wouldn’t normally notice and I was able to experience the world in a way I’m not used to.
I ended up walking 5 miles around the city- way more walking than I usually partake in on a typical Monday morning. It felt good to move my body and I was so sore when I got home. I had forgotten how great that can feel.
Art installation at the Seattle Center- Bottle caps photographed in December 2017 “Flourish” by Barbara de Pirro
Close up of Sonic Bloom- Dan Corson 2013. Seattle Center, December 2017
S from Roy McMakin- Love and Loss, 2005–2006 shot at Olympic Sculpture Park
Light pole covered in stickers at Kerry Park. Photographed December 2017.
Beautiful wreath displayed on an apartment building’s brick entrance, Queen Anne, Seattle
Reflection of Louise Bourgeois, Father and Son, 2004–2006- Olympic Sculpture Park
Trees through the Olympic Iliad (Alexander Liberman, 1984) sculpture at the Seattle Center- December 2017
Alexander Calder- The Eagle, 1971 at Olympic Sculpture Park (#2) Photo taken December 2017
Seattle Space Needle with Christmas tree lights and Mt Rainier at sunrise
Mt Ranier- Sunrise in December. Shot from Kerry Park, Seattle in December 2017
Self portrait taken with Canon Rebel, December 2017- Seattle Center
Ampersand through winter trees. Roy McMakin- Love & Loss, 2005–2006 shot at Olympic Sculpture Park
Leafless tree backed by the sunrise from Kerry Park, Seattle- December 2017
Bird caught flying by during sunrise- taken with Canon Rebel in December 2017
Close up of Teresita Fernández- Seattle Cloud Cover 2004–2006 at Olympic Sculpture Park
Jaume Plensa- Echo, 2011 at Olympic Sculpture Park. Photographed December 2017 with Canon Rebel.
Sonic Bloom- Dan Corson 2013. Seattle Center, December 2017
Space Needle through winter trees- December 2017, Seattle Center
Mark di Suvero- Schubert Sonata, 1992 at Olympic Sculpture Park. Photographed December 2017 with Canon Rebel.
Alexander Calder- The Eagle, 1971 at Olympic Sculpture Park. Photographed December 2017 with Canon Rebel.
December sunrise- Kerry Park, Seattle Shot with IPhone 8S.