Saturday Serenity: Chicago from Afar!

Evanston Chicago skyline 2

It’s Saturday morning, my jumbo-sized coffee is sitting right in front of me, and once again I find myself unwinding after a harried whirlwind of a week!  I started to think about perspective, and how good it is to step back from a situation and view it from a different vantage point.  This often brings clarity to our circumstances, and truly assists us in finding the right answers to problems when we aren’t certain how to solve them.

I thought the above picture would be a terrific example of what I am talking about.  I spend a lot of time in downtown Chicago; and yet, I don’t usually get to ‘see’ it from a perspective other than the street (or train) level I am viewing at any given time.  I took this picture all the way in Evanston, Illinois.   Chicago is in the distance (about 12 miles/19km); it looks closer than that, doesn’t it?  But I think you get the idea; from this vantage point Chicago appears much different from when I’m in the ‘thick of things’ traipsing around the downtown area.  The same goes for any situation we find ourselves embroiled in and seemingly unable to discover answers to our dilemma.

Here is what I am proposing:  let’s do an “Evanston to Chicago” approach by looking at things from a big picture perspective next time we find ourselves without a solution to our quandary.  Perhaps by looking at it in this way we can find out what was in front of us all along.  It’s worth a try, don’t you think? I am about to ‘look’ at Chicago in an entirely different manner from hereon in!  This photo will be my reminder not to get so embroiled in the minuscule of the moment that I miss the entire ‘skyline’ of my  predicament!

  29 comments for “Saturday Serenity: Chicago from Afar!

  1. July 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Very good! I have had to step back these last few months in order not to get swept away in the torrent. It is working, but the blogging is something I can only have in small doses for the time being.

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    • July 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you, Hilary! I completely understand!! Cher xo


  2. July 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    It’s Saturday evening, drinking coffee and reading the above post. Don xoxox

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  3. July 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    And yet another perspective is that your picture reminded me of a friend who lives in Chicago and whom I haven’t seen for a couple of years. Now I’m wondering how and when I can get to Chicago again!

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    • July 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

      I’m so glad to hear this!! Chicago is waiting for your visit! Cher xo

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  4. July 3, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Oh, what a gorgeous picture and for sure a treat to see your city from that point of view. Good advice got everything. Step back and look at it from a different perspective!

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    • July 3, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Why thank you, dear Erika!! I am trying every day to see things from a different perspective, and this photo I took really reminded me to do that very thing! Cher xo

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      • July 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

        A fantastic example! Although I love the perspective you give us from downtown over Lake Michigan… 😃

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      • July 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm

        Thank you, my dear!! That is lovely to hear!! Cher xo

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      • July 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        😘 😊

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  5. RMW
    July 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Works for me!

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  6. July 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Great idea!

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  7. eths
    July 5, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Curious, but where in Evanston did you shoot this photo? Evanston was my home for many years.

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    • July 5, 2016 at 6:17 am

      Hi there! I took this from the bank building at Orrington and Davis! Cher xo

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  8. July 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I love that Cher!! New places, things & people are always interesting to learn about if we simply take a second look. A different perspective. Have you ever been somewhere, perhaps at work, when even though you have been in the same room, for the 1,000th time and suddenly discover there is a tree outside you’ve never noticed before because you were sitting in a different chair; enabling you to see beyond the perspective you always saw. Sometimes the view has a whole new perspective if we open our minds and our eyes at the same time, or simply sit in another chair!!!


  9. July 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Love the photo, Cher. There’s something magical about Chicago, don’t quite know why, but it looks good even from a distance! I suppose it’s different when you live there, though!

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    • July 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Hey Mo! Lovely to see you! I feel the same way; there is ‘something’ about Chicago! Cher xo


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