On Wednesday afternoon I worked alongside Ken Mueller at Square One Coffee in Lancaster. Sometimes I love being in the city, especially in the winter: everything is closer, people seem nicer (the cold gives everyone an excuse to hurry past one another – you can assume, true or not, that if the weather was warm you would stop and chat), and the street lights wink on, extending these short days when the sun sets so early.
Winter in the country feels very quiet, and dark, and removed from real life. Sort of like Pluto after it was de-planetized.
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I’ve never lived in a city, but I think I would like to, some day.
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Of course I would miss having a garden. And the kids would miss having a huge outdoor area to run around in, usually unattended. I love the peace and quiet and stillness. But, if we lived in the city, we could walk to places. We could get rid of one of our vehicles. We could have a favorite cafe and order in.
Would I miss the country more than I would enjoy the city? I don’t know.
Where do you live? What do you like the most about it?