Sunday, February 24, 2013

the energy of a city is intoxicating and exhausting.  pushing and pulling between the two poles.  at one time i craved the swirl of it's power.  the constant movement.  the speed of thought.  i soaked it up for more than half my life.  my first three decades spent chasing it's pulse. swallowing all the verve and punch a city could serve up.  and now i hold it's treasures safely.  they bleed endlessly into my daily life.  but these days i wade through the steadiness of  contentment.  the force is just as vital. and i am intoxicated with ease.   

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  1. I love your description of "swallowing all the verve and punch...they belled endlessly into my daily life." I know exactly what you mean.

    After many years of quiet, I'm starting to miss city life--need new infusions.

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    1. i wonder if i'll miss the city again. it seems so unlikely, but life does shift magically.

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  2. dear Annette,

    I miss the city. All this you have described I love and long for at times.
    Still I don't know if I am capable to live in a city again...
    weird isn't it?

    Read about you and Tom being married for 13 years. Roger and me are together 13 years this may... A great thing. Love

    wishing you a good Sunday evening

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    1. ahhhh, love. we are lucky to have good men in our lives, aren't we demie. the city seems far from what i need now!

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  3. This is such a great description of the physical ways in which a city draws you and greater still of the ways you squeeze that delight into a more leisurely life. Wonderful.

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    1. thank you carol.....i like the way you said it too. :)

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  4. I just love the way you put words together,

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    1. oh, thank you laurie. i like it when the words flow easily. when what i say and what i feel seem very much the same thing.

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  5. I think we all have a country mouse and a city mouse within. I like to find my balance by living as a country mouse who "takes in dinner and a show" as a city mouse from time to time. It might not always be this way but for now this suits me well. ♥♥♥

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    1. maybe i'm a 'town mouse' now. that seems more my speed. :)

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