Bernini’s stumpy little elephant won its way into my heart not for its beauty but because it was so irresistibly endearing. I am a sucker for things that make your heart skip a beat and fill you with good will. Here are a few more endearing encounters that have made me smile. First up, a memorial to a well-loved dog with a crooked jaw named Dirty Biter.
Life in the Big Apple can get pretty hectic and sometimes a stroll through Central Park is just what the doctor ordered. On my way from the Upper East to Upper West Side I cut through the park for an escape from the city and look who popped out to say hello and follow me around for about 20 minutes. Needless to say, I forgot all about where I was going and settled for a little bit of raccoon watching instead.
I love seeing a community come out to play; you can tell so much about a neighbourhood by the types of events they embrace. When I visited Seattle’s Georgetown it was love at first sight – how can you not adore a group of people who hold onto their worn out electrical appliances and repurpose them to take part in their annual Power Tool Drag Races?
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It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones divine and human, by nature endeared to each other. – Epictetus