The Sky Is Bigger In Andalucia

If you have ever lived in a big city, you know about the countless advantages of doing so. However, one of the downsides which was highlighted to me recently is that the sky can feel so small making city living enclosed and claustrophobic which inevitably has a negative impact on its inhabitants.

Kitty Shepherd, a British friend also living in Granada then said something that particularly struck me:

“If you can’t see infinity, you can’t see what it is”

The sky is bigger (or at least it feels that way) in Andalucia and as a consequence, the possibilities for change and reinvention feel limitless.

Seville Night Sky

Of course, changing your geography does not always solve problems as problems can follow you around until you find a solution. Being somewhere that is new can sometimes feel liberating and beautiful and the benefit of a sense of bigger sky is the huge sense of opportunity and space that you feel to help you live your life.

However, I would also add that this is not only possible in new places, but also older and more familiar ones too that we see on a regular basis and sometimes take for granted. Perhaps there is always a ‘bigger sky’ wherever you are if you are open to seeing it…

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  1. One of the great joys of living out in the campo is seeing the Milky Way lighting up the night sky when I take the dogs out for their final ‘business’ of the day…


    • Interesting combination of images there Alan… I look forward to going to the campo to see your view of the Milky Way one day.


  2. I’m in the process of seeing the big sky in front of me, the figurative one…one of the things I love about the North of Spain is how in touch of nature it is. I used to dream about living in Barcelona, but I think i’d be escaping to the Pyranees every weekend if it ever came true. Granada is a great place to contemplate these things too.


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