"Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people."There's a huge park, Victoria Park, in the middle of London's downtown that's become something of a central gathering place in our city. Every holiday season, city workers string kajillions of lights and decorations on, in and around the trees. Combined with a bandshell that plays music over an outdoor skating rink, it has all the ingredients for a perfect winter's evening.
Which is how we came to be in this place on a bitterly cold night when the snow began to fly. We wandered around the snowy wonderland, took countless pictures until we couldn't feel our fingers anymore, and finally tucked into a nearby cafe for some much needed hot chocolate. As we slowly returned to room temperature, the falling snow outside the oversized window reminded us why we love living here.
It was an ordinary night in an ordinary place. But the moment was anything but ordinary because I was surrounded by some pretty cool people. And spending nights like this with them reminds me why I am as lucky as I am to have what I have. Because they make even the everyday moments worth capturing and remembering.
Not a bad way to start the year. Not a bad way to lead a life.