The sky’s the limit

I used to chuckle to myself when I heard Montana’s state slogan. Big Sky Country. Or maybe it was Saskatchewan. Sky? Boring! Who cares? Alberta has the mountains.

But now I think I’m starting to get it.

I recently returned to Calgary, a year and a half after moving away. The first thing that struck me was the sky.

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Wow! So much space.

There was something really nice about that.

In London, I sometimes feel like I’m in a forest.

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Even when the buildings aren’t especially tall, they’re shoved close together, turning the streets into tunnels.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love it here. I love buildings and energy and people. But it can start to get quietly claustrophobic over time.

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There are obviously lots of beautiful respites where people bask in the openness,

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…but the sky here still has nothing on Saskatchewan or Montana. Or even on Alberta for that matter.

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