ordinary people

Back to work

The el platform at Diversey, Chicago, @ 2013 Celia Her City

Celia relishes the prospect of the ordinary: the wait for the train, the interminable commute, the office routine—all welcome after the hullabaloo of a week filled with special days and the extraordinary currents of joy, suffering, doubt, and celebration they bring.

Like the earth, we struggle to be fully alive, though, when we are, it’s exhausting.

Urban Beauty

Urban Beauty

There’s a sweetness to the morning commute; have you noticed?  Everyone is looking their best, if a little sleepy (that’s part of the charm, the romance and weariness clinging from the night before).  Bodies fresh, clothes fresh.  Hair washed and combed.  Many clutching coffee, though the most wide-awake have worked out already. More