Yay! Five Minute Friday is back. I have missed this writing prompt exercise, missed gathering with this flash mob of writers in all its glory. So grateful to Lisa-Jo for hosting all this goodness!
So here goes my first Five-Minute Friday of 2013:
Today I took the opportunity to show my 12-year old son, Stephen, one of my favorite places on earth: the Public Garden in Boston. We are here accompanying my husband on a business trip. After an enjoyable afternoon at Harvard, we took the subway (known here as the “T”) to Park Station and emerged onto the cold, bustling sidewalk.
Having been here twice before, I knew to head through the Commons to get to the Public Garden. We walked by the Frog Pond and watched the ice skaters. Then we continued along the path to Charles St., crossed over, and there we were: Boston Public Garden.
Memorial Day weekend in May of 2007 I came to Boston for the first time with my husband on a similar business trip. On that trip, I fell in love with the middle-of-the- city beauty of the Public Garden, and I spent as much time there as I could, eating lunch on a bench in the shade, reading a book or journaling.