Inner City Living…it really is “living”!
Drew and I have recently made the move to Kangaroo Point seeking a lifestyle change…this is my experience…
It’s 5.14am. I open my eyes, realise it’s 5.14am and am slightly annoyed, why am I awake?? In my fogginess, I catch a glimpse outside across my balcony over the River and realise it’s still dark – a dark blue hue sprinkled with the City’s lights…it’s gorgeous and despite the ungodly hour, I smile. I notice a thin orange line spreading itself over the horizon…I realise I haven’t watched the sun rise in years, so I resist the urge to turn my computer on, wrap myself in my doona, get a bowl of cornflakes (with soy milk – yes, I’m vegan at the moment) and go out and sit on the balcony.
I literally watch in amazement as a few small rays start to peep over the horizon, stretched fingers testing the waters before the body makes its grand entrance. I can see that Bulimba hasn’t yet been touched by the thin line, but it’s creeping closer and closer. I think about all those people out there sleeping, missing this awesome sight, peaceful though in their oblivion… it’s proof enough for me that life really is great.
By 6.15am, the thin lines have become wide stripes – There’s a large yellow stripe, a light blue stripe and then it’s dark again. The sun’s arms are now outstretched and Mt Gravatt is starting to feel the warmth. I’m remembering that scene in the movie “City of Angels” where the Angels gather to watch the sun set and rise and they hear music as it does…I’m positive I can hear the violins…The sun is now on the move and its popped the top of its head just over the horizon. I can’t believe the amount of light it sprays – I’m truly in awe at the ability of the sun and think to myself that I really must be dumb to have not realised this before! My thoughts drift and then all of a sudden, a singe ray extends to gently touch the river…and a twinkling silvery line spreads. I’m finding myself smiling again…
By 6.35 or so, the sun has evidently had its morning coffee and is making speedy headway into the sky, ordering it to awaken. I’m sitting there, drinking in Vitamin D thinking this truly is glorious….I’m going to do this every morning! My resolve quickly dissolves when at about 2pm in the afternoon, I’m nodding at my desk and I hear, “Jodie, stop drooling, can I possibly pay you to do some work???”
BTW, on a side note, it took me only 6 minutes to get to work where it used to take me anywhere up to a very frustrated hour and I only lived 12km out of the City….THIS IS THE LIFE and for those of you thinking about doing it…NIKE!!! Just do it!