The last 24 hours have had me thinking a lot about my time in Boston. I started to remember so many awesome memories. And I also thought of all those people who might be cancelling trips to Boston right now because they are concerned.
Here are some of the great things I did in Boston:
-I skated on the Frog Pond on the Boston Commons. Just like generations of Bostonians before me.
– I went to numerous baseball games at the inspiring Fenway Park. You can feel the history all through the building. I never felt more like a Bostonian than singing with thousands of other Bostonians.
– I ate amazing Italian food in the North End. There’s nothing quite like standing in line at Mike’s Pastry on a Saturday night and then eating the goodies on the steps of Faneuil Hall.
– I worked in Faneuil Hall and got to walk through one of the great Boston buildings every day. One day I came out of work and there was Larry Bird at the unveiling of his bronze sneakers.
– I spent summer evenings wandering through Harvard Square people watching, listening to buskers and soaking in the atmosphere.
– I watched the lighting of the Christmas tree in Prudential Center. It was especially meaningful, as it was sent by my hometown of Halifax.
– I sat on the banks of the Charles River listening to the July 4th concert and watching the best fireworks I had ever seen.
– I found community at Park Street Church.
– I got lost following the Freedom Trail – a red line through the city. It takes real talent to get lost while following a red line on the sidewalk.
Like so many other people, I lived a critical part of my life in Boston and was shaped by the city. I got to be a small part of the life of a truly great city. I can’t wait to get back there this weekend.