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.
Wow! So much space.
There was something really nice about that.
In London, I sometimes feel like I’m in a forest.
Even when the buildings aren’t especially tall, they’re shoved close together, turning the streets into tunnels.
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.
There are obviously lots of beautiful respites where people bask in the openness,
…but the sky here still has nothing on Saskatchewan or Montana. Or even on Alberta for that matter.