Portrait of a woman: Day 20

This is Carol.  I met her as I was exiting my stroll through the beautiful fall walkways of a park in downtown Portland.  She was sitting there sipping on her coffee, just admiring the world around her, lips curled up just enough to show that she was thinking:  "Life is beautiful."  She's lives in that building right across the street there, and has been coming here to this corner every day since she moved there ten years ago.  "I've lived in Portland for 70 years!" she said proudly.  "There's nowhere else on earth I'd rather be than right here."  I smiled as I said good bye & walked into the crisp Oregon air, and everyone I passed on my way to the hotel could see the glimmer in my eye that said:  "I am in love with this life!"

Carol.

Carol.