Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Two days away from the next big test so, of course, I was looking for something to distract me. It was sunny for a few minutes this afternoon between the hail and the rain so I went for a walk. Springtime (which always comes with a few false starts around here) smells like wet clay and melting dog sh*t in my neighborhood. There is construction on just about every block so I zigzagged my way downtown past all the blockades. I guess I am getting a little nostalgic. The chances are good that we will have to move soon (most likely right around when I am going on elective to Nepal; great timing). After living here for 8 years I am going to miss the park and the restaurants and the people that I am used to seeing. It is funny that, as a teenager, I was so excited to move away from my small hometown to 'the big city' so that I wouldn't be constantly surrounded by the same people. After more than an decade in the 'big city' I find it comforting that I keep running into all the same people. I see the the people that I know from folk fest volunteering at concerts, neighbors at the coffee shop and people from school downtown. I even know who the regular panhandlers and prostitutes are and who is new to town. I guess it is home.