Seville Night Sky

The Sky is Bigger

If you have ever lived in a big city, you know about the countless advantages of doing so. However, one of the downsides which was highlighted to me recently is that the sky can feel so small making city living enclosed and claustrophobic which inevitably has a negative impact on its inhabitants.

Kitty Shepherd, a British friend also living in Granada then said something that particularly struck me:

“If you can’t see infinity, you can’t see what it is”

The sky is bigger (or at least it feels that way) in Andalucia and as a consequence, the possibilities for change and reinvention feel limitless.

Of course, changing your geography does not always solve problems as problems can follow you around until you find a solution. Being somewhere that is new can sometimes feel liberating and beautiful and the benefit of a sense of bigger sky is the huge sense of opportunity and space that you feel to help you live your life.

However, I would also add that this is not only possible in new places, but also older and more familiar ones too that we see on a regular basis and sometimes take for granted. Perhaps there is always a ‘bigger sky’ wherever you are if you are open to seeing it…

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