Sitting in the parking lot across the street... I stare at the largely constructed building. I saw energy from the bright yellow curtains over the windows, and massive amounts of windows. Built both horizontally and vertically I received the energy of strong, but yet welcoming. Not knowing what the Midtown Global Market was (and sounding important) I ventured inside to find the real energy.
Never seeing anything like it, I was amazed at what I found. For those of you who have not adventure inside, here is a little description and it's interactions with energy:
*The main entrance to the side of the main street brings you to a food/cultural market of many different cultures. There was Native American, Indian, Italian, Greek, German, etc. There were many different nationalities shopping and interacting with each other. Each customer and employer interacted with verbal and visual energy between each other. Each little cultural corner created and exchanged an individual energy.
*At some of the cultural corners they had different things for the visitors to do. Some had restaurants. Some had places to get your hair braided (the Jamaican corner). Some had places to just sit down and watch TV. One Italian deli had a series of tables made into large chessboards, sitting by a bench. There was a family sitting at one table teaching their toddlers how to play (or at least trying). They weren't eating or buying anything from the deli, but there where exchanging the energy between themselves, that the market had created for customers.
*On the walls of the market, there were large paintings of different cultural activates. Each told a story... At this point I became apart of the energy. I was trying to use the energy from the paintings to understand what those stories were. Accept at this point I was being engaged in energy with a very polite old man.
*This old man was very interested in what I was doing with my notepad and pen walking around his "home". I say this because he described to me what exactly the Midtown Market was... an environment. He lived in one of the 17 floors of housing connected to the market. Each floor had a series of apartments or condos. He parks his car in the parking garage across the street that he walks to through the skyway. He goes grocery shopping in the markets. And he "could go" across the street to the fitness center. His bank is in the main lobby of Midtown Market. There are restaurants in the Market, and a Human Services Department in the lower floor of the building. Each of these activates displays the many ways he creates, uses and exchanges his energy in one day, in one place.
Defined in the dictionary as "A degree or level of this capacity possessed by something or required by a process.
Defined by me "environmental interactions between people, places, things, technology, buildings, and cultures."