A Love Letter to Chicago

Dearest Chicago,

In the short time I’ve spent with you, you’ve managed to charm me. Quite apart from you keeping my brother safe and sound for four years, you have alluring qualities that are all your own. I really felt comfortable within your limits and amongst your streets, and even though you’re one of the most crime-ridden cities in the United States, your beauty and loveliness still shine on as always.

You started out as a small town and you were officially made a city when you had three thousand residents. A city with a population of three-thousand when you began! Such a number is hardly considered worthy of a town in our day and age. Still, you knew somehow that you would be grand someday, and the same went for the people who lived in your embrace. Each building was built for beauty, practicality and grandeur – all three qualities together, without ever neglecting a one. Your streets were built in such a way that you would be easy to understand and navigate so that everyone would feel welcome to rest their boots upon your sidewalks and streets.

Over the years, you grew outward and became larger and larger, but you never gave up your simple beauties – your lake-front is as bare as it ever was and your river had pathways all along its sides. Buildings were built taller and taller, and yet you still feel spacious and airy, not intimidating or claustrophobic.

Chicago, you are a city of modern beauty.

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6 thoughts on “A Love Letter to Chicago

  1. thelittleredwriter says:

    Glad to have you back! Read all your updates, and I’m all caught up. Oh, Chicago, and it’s bliss.

  2. chloe says:

    thankyou for your wishes emily πŸ™‚

    mmmm reading this makes me want to visit too πŸ™‚
    hope your travels are going well x

  3. Nope, never been there yet! I agree, Chicago’s waterfront is so beautiful… I was lucky enough to get a clear day and a view from a 48th floor and see Michigan across the lake!

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