You are magic. How could one town have it all? Artsy streets, empires made of skyscrapers and golden trees, vegan donuts to die for, inviting flower markets, and serene escapes by the waterfront.
You are a dream, yet still foreign to me. I’m not a fan of your slender driving lanes and construction around every corner of the city. You could really use some free parking once and a while. I also wonder how the homeless and mentally ill are cared for. But overall, you are my ideal getaway. My home away from home.
The brisk air at sunset feels so affectionate and wondrous as if it is God’s very breathe upon me. The beauty of the flowers, crimson red leaves of autumn, and smooth seas are breathtaking. You are setting my soul at ease, Seattle. You are inviting me to be me in ways I never knew before.
Thank you for not disappointing and for giving me a much needed break from my day to day.
Set right again.
Jen is a pastor, worship leader, writer, and songwriter living in Napa, California.