No more parties in the Midwest.
Not exactly my homecoming, but my "Kanye inspired homecoming." In fact I had never been to the Midwest before, and truthfully if one of my best friend's hadn't moved to Chicago I don't know if I ever would have visited, but Chicago exceeded all my expectations, and I totally get it now. In a weird way it reminded me a ton of Estonia, with a modern downtown, and the great lake reminded me of the Baltic sea, and the constant wind, and all the European languages I was hearing, I couldn't help myself, but reminisce.
BUT you see the two key things that motivated me to take this trip.
I am a BIG Kanye fan, like through and through. Musically I think he is brilliant, and in true Kanye form I can appreciate someone who wholeheartedly loves and embraces themselves, and what a creative genius they are. If you don't love yourself, than who will?
While most of our time was spent in the mindset of celebration, eating and drinking our way through Chicago. We did get to partake in more cultured(?) activities. By visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art and then hitting the downtown landmarks like The Bean and seeing the grand river.
I am a museum groupie, and make an effort to go to a museum or two in every city that I visit. I love to see the technique and detail that goes into pieces and to read, or just tag along with the tours, to learn about the artist inspiration. Art while so incredibly subjective gives us all a little glimpse at ourselves and life when we notice the ones that catch our attention.
However, the big celebration happened on Sunday with a bottomless birthday brunch, and we'll just leave it at that.
Here's to another trip to the windy city sometime soon!
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