What is it about downtown life that is so awesome? I thought this to myself a few days ago as I boarded the 6am bus in from Mercer Island. It is a short commute from this little sleepy island which is connected via expressways and footpaths to the epicenter of Seattle life. Downtown life, urban living or whatever you call it has this special sort of vibe that is hard to put a finger on. I tried to explain it to someone else and I realized that I was not really doing it much justice. Downtown life I suppose means something different for everyone but for me I love the energy and the sound that the city makes. It is loud, colorful and full of life. Jackhammers interspersed with buses, honking horns while emergency sirens all intertwine with the street performers as they make the soundtrack of this downtown life. The life is there. It isn’t pretty all the time, it is gritty and full of things that need to be fixed. But you know what? At least there is some life here. And it spews out from all pores of the city from rich to poor, from gay to straight and every artist on the corner making a quick buck. You can feel it this downtown life the moment you start walking around and feeling it on you. For some people they don’t like this and make a super fast exit. For me I love it. This is my downtown life and I am not going anywhere.