Imagine Venice, Italy. The colorful buildings, the gondolas that ride the rivers throughout the city. The smell of food and all of the people. The History! You can’t forget about the history! Oh what a beautiful place Venice, Italy is. Now wherever you are in the world, picture the town that you live in. Is it the same? Is it just like Venice, Italy?
Chances are no, they are not the same. But that is the beauty of it. Your town is your town. It is unique, there are no other towns like it! Whether you live in a big city, small suburb, or a rural town, your town is your town. Venice, Italy can’t be your town just like how your town can’t be Venice, Italy. Every city is unique just like you.
This past summer when I returned home from school, I got a job right in downtown, only 2 miles away from my house. I decided that I wanted to go green for a while, so I rode my bike to work. It was the best commute of my life! It was all downhill, and the wind blew threw my hair and woke my tired self up at 5 am every morning.
As I rode throughout my town, I smelled the fresh bread being baked at two local bakeries, and oh it smelled so good! I also got to really appreciate the heart of my city. The same people going to work in their shops in downtown, the bustling sound of the city, and the cold morning weather.
I learned that my city is a world of its own. It functions by itself, it lives on through the many unique individuals just like you and me. Your city, whether it is old and historic, or new and trendy, is the only city where those particular people live, and that is something amazing in itself.
Even if it doesn’t seem like it, your city is one of a kind.
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