Friday, June 21

I Love Amsterdam

A commentary on my city from a city centre cafe …

I love Amsterdam.
But then not a difficult city to love.

My city has culture, colour, art, archtecture, history.
The people of my city are alive, fun, astute, authentic, inventive, tough, vibrant and creative.

Amsterdam does everything with style and yet still it works! Rare to find function and form both working together at its best.

Our people are open, direct, discoverers of the new.
We never let an obstacle get us down, there is ALWAYS a way through.

As we remember 9/11 and salute the heroic citizens of NY, their strength, tenacity to go on and rebuild I realise we aren’t talking about NY per se, but human kind.

As I keep my eyes open to the people around me I realise these are human qualities of endeavor, triumph and creative tenacity.

We are made in His image.

I love Amsterdam, I love people.
I love my city. I love my people.