© 2010 Aaron Atkinson

An Engaging Sculpture

Laura: If I only see one thing, I want to see that giant silver bean…

A week ago, Laura and I took at two-day trip to Chicago. We got up early on Sunday morning to beat both the crowds and the heat. We walked down Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park, home of the giant silver bean (aka Cloud Gate.)

After a few pictures we moved to the side to sit under the shade of a grove of trees. In the reflection of that 100-ton sculpture, I asked Laura to marry me.

She said yes.

We went back to the sculpture to take a few more pictures.

People were walking past us, but looking at our reflections, all I could see was my future.


Oh, and in case you’re curious about the measure of her excitement. Laura suggested creating a wedding-planning email address. So she did. And the name says it all… atkinsonatlast@gmail.com.

One Comment

  1. auntie
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm | #

    And I too say–it’s about time!
    Congratulations, best wishes and big hugs from this auntie too.

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