Cincinnati is one of my favorite places in the world, and every day I'm reminded of my love for this city. And being at a Christian college, this sight also serves as a daily reminder for me of the huge mission field just outside of campus.
Sometimes this view is more awe-inspiring than others. Like each evening after dinner, I am simply amazed by the lights of the city. And once in a while I catch it at just the right moment, when everything looks pink or gold because of the sun's angle, and wow, that is amazing.
A few times this winter, this sight has taken my breath away in a different fashion.
Once in a while, my beloved city disappears.
Maybe it's weird, but this never fails to inspire me. If I walk out after a meal and find my city has vanished in fog, my friends know that suddenly all I want is to sit down and draw. I don't have to draw the city skyline, or anything to do with the city at all; I just have to draw.
So today is my first Speechless Sunday post, where I share the bits of inspiration that leave me speechless and itching for a pencil.