the Lake Street bazaar
On my way to the Midtown Global Market, I had no idea what to expect. I tried finding it on various directions sites, but to no avail. Getting out an about, I miraculously meandered my way to Lake Street and drove straight to the marketplace. Assuming I would be in and out at no time at all, I parked in the Family Dollar Only parking.
From the outside, Midtown doesn't look too spectacular. Just another semi-plain building on the street. When I walked inside, however, I was completely surprised. The sights, smells, and sounds exhibited so much energy, I couldn't help but just stand and look around. Everything was vibrant in color. Colors strewn all about the shops that seemed to have nothing to do with one another, yet seemed so at home amongst the rest.
As I passed each shop, I witnessed many transformations of energy. There were people making jewelry, cooking (and eating) food, organizing shelves, building shops, and browsing pottery. Others were sitting in chairs playing board games and many more contently resting. There was a brisk energy floating among the consumers as they strolled the pathways. I was surprised, however, that despite all the people, I witnessed no jostling or dampening of spirits.
Regrettably, I was unable to partake in much of the energy transfer; lack of money prohibited me from being an actualy browsing consumer though I am certain I will make it back in the near future.