Last week I had an hour to kill while I was waiting for my wife. We carpool to work quite often, not because we have to, but because we like to. Actually, I think what she really likes is having her own personal Uber driver. I just like seeing her pretty face. It’s a win-win.
She works in one of the tall buildings downtown, so I parked the car and wandered around for a bit. I ended up on a bench in front of The Ohio Statehouse (our capitol building). The grounds around the Statehouse are a beautiful park with meandering pathways, flower gardens, statues of dead guys, and what I discovered was a pretty amazing view of the tallest and most iconic buildings in Columbus.
I am inspired by tall buildings. Always have been.
After my wife and I got married, we would visit my father-in-law in Dallas and he would drive us around just so I could gawk at the big buildings there. We have some pretty nice ones in Columbus, too. Maybe not as tall, but just as majestic and magical in my eyes. And most days I don’t even notice them.
Oh, I SEE them every day as I drive to sparkspace, but I don’t LOOK at them enough.
It’s interesting how even something so inspiring can be so ignored, even when it is staring me in the face. Sitting on that park bench in front of the Statehouse I was reminded that I need to take the time to seek — and pay attention to — the things that inspire me.
I was glad to have this moment to sit and gaze and be inspired by these towers built by ingenuity, prosperity, and progress.
So, what inspires you that you have been ignoring lately?