Thursday, April 07, 2005

Not in Kansas anymore

What’s it like to be transplanted from your home town into a big, new city? An article in today’s New York Observer looks at how one Southern woman has adapted to the Big Apple, an experience that can be applied to pretty much anyone who’s moved away from home.

One particular paragraph in Kathryn Williams’ article struck home because this is how I felt coming back to Boston, and why I’m still so torn about leaving it again:

"But for me, the most palpable question of the night—one that hovered at the edge of conversation—was how and when can we go back? With every visit, Richmond gets smaller. Like a dress I bought in high school, even if I could manage to squeeze into it, I wouldn’t really want to. But just because I’ve outgrown it doesn’t mean I want to throw it out. "

1 comment:

Ashtanga Renate said...

I roger that one chica. I have the same fears about moving back to Boston myself. The homogeneity might be the death of me.