Chicago–The Bean

When I arrived in Chicago to visit my friend Julie, one of the first suggestions she made was that I go see “The Bean” in Millennium Park. A park of modern sculpture didn’t sound like a very good idea, and a sculpture that looked like a bean sounded especially terrible, but Julie was pretty insistent so we went.

The moment I saw it, I knew why she wanted me to go. It was my favorite part of Chicago (which is a really cool city). The Bean is giant and looks like a giant water drop distorting the view of the city and everyone who looks in it. It’s reflective, but not made of mirrors and in some places you can see eight reflections of yourself.

The Bean was wonderful and a good reminder that sometimes we need to stay open minded. I assumed I’d have no interest in it and then wound up loving it. Sometimes we don’t know ourselves as well as we think we do, and often we don’t truly understand something until we see it with our own eyes.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Jovita May 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing, very impressive! The Bean’s on my list now.

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