When I was a kid, it was always a huge competition to see who could see the control tower first on the way to the airport. Normally my brother Robert would spot it first, and every once in a while the rest of us would get it.
I think he knew where to look. He had the lines of the horizon memorized and he knew exactly where the control tower would first start to appear.
Today I went with four girls from my floor to do Secret Santa shopping downtown. When I saw the space needle I said, “I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of seeing the space needle. It never ceases to capture my attention.”
My friend Sarah nodded and smiled.
Then I said, “I bet it was one of those things you had a competition to see who could see it first on the way to the city. You know, when you were a kid.”
She looked at me. “Oh, it definitely was.”
Now I feel like I’m the kid trying to point it out every time.
I never want to grow out of it.