Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LA Bucket List: Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is my favorite place in LA. It quietly looks over the bustling city. That's what I love. Quietly looking at the city I've grown to love. I love observing. I love feeling alone in a huge space, going unnoticed. For the most part. I simultaneously adore being lucky enough to connect with my fellow humans in a spot that means so much to me.
On this particular visit to the Observatory, that very thing happened. I had just finished reading Heart In A Box and had feeling....lots of feelings running through my head while staring out at the city. I glanced over to my right and there was a girl doing exactly what I was doing.

So I took a photo of her...
Only a few moments later she asked me to take a photo of her. I told her I had already done so and ended up texting it to her. We got to talking and I probably overshared everything in my life. I didn't scare her off and she shared with me her name. Megan. I about lost it then and there. I tried my darnedest to not cry in front of this stranger and hopefully new friend.

I hardly ever meet any other Megan's. I don't think it's that popular of a name to be quite honest. So when she told me this after all I had already shared with her, I knew we had to be friends. I invited her to Republic of Pie then and there.
I've taken a few of my favorite people up to the Observatory and every time its special. There are moments of peace, reflection and awe. I am so grateful to be able to have all of these things in a city that has everything you could dream of and more.

Check out my entire LA bucket list HERE.


B. said...

That story about the other Megan is amazing! And almost spooky!

Kyla said...

What an amazing story! That's serendipity. I was lucky enough to visit Griffith Observatory when I went to LA this year (east coast girl over here) and the views were magical. I hope I can visit again, in different seasons, to experience all that place has to offer.

Kendall Ashley said...

I love spots like this. There's something so magical about being able to look at your city from far away. One of my favorite things. And that's a great story about "other Megan"! I love finding new friends in random places. It's crazy how quickly you connect with someone when you find out you share a name, too!

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