Every day I can see our town’s clock tower from most anyplace I am. Yes. We are that small. It wasn’t always there. But I can see it from the track when I do speedwork, or the High School soccer field, where I am now. My kids are horrified because I have to stop most days and take pictures. It’s the pickup/dropoff ritual that we have. And it’s the price they pay for me chauffeuring them all over the place.
For me? The clock tower reminds me that I am safe and sound, in my little town. And for that. I am grateful.