Back from the Vacation and the Wedding. Crazy two weeks, wonderful train trips, wonderful family!
After only five months as a country mouse, I discovered I don't like the noise and crowding and smell of a city. I do, however, treasure:
ANONYMITY, that beautiful gift whereby you can walk down the street with your sister, talking your heads off about extremely odd subjects, and watch peoples' reactions with amusement and without actually worrying that it will have any effect on your social life.
COMPANY, pressing in on you from every side, even when it is seven people to one shower, and even when you wake up in the morning to meet someone's friend or future in-law or whoever, coming through the house while you're still in your pjs.
DIVERSITY of faces and skins and styles and ethnic food.