Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier” by Edward Glaeser.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Thank You for the goodness of metropolitan life. I love living in a city with its energy and options. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact they boldly threw themselves into the information age, adapting and evolving to become the gateways to a globalised and interconnected world. Now more than ever, the well-being of human society depends upon our knowledge of how the city lives and breathes.”—–EDWARD GLAESER
Turn-key ready to enter — with theaters, jazz clubs, and comedy joints. Cafes, diners, five-star lounges, and breweries. Nature trails, bike paths, arboretums, and dog parks. Sport stadiums, science museums, art museums, and worship sanctuaries. Literary-hungry rumpus rooms, dance halls, shops, and gymnasiums. Book clubs, cooking clubs, and Laughter Yoga studios. Leave to venture around the world with no lawn to mow, no leaves to rake, no snow to shovel. The best of complexity and the best of simplicity. Welcome to city life.