posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 09:40 PM
I was raised and lived near a big city for 35 years,I have lived in the country for 20 years now. last week I had to go back there for a doctors
appointment at the VA hospital.It was the first time I have been back to a big city in 20 years.
One of the first things that I noticed,that I never noticed when I lived there, was the smell.It stunk like gas fumes and rubber,it was so bad that it
made my eyes sting and actually water a bit.
The other unavoidable thing that I noticed was the noise.
My father came with me,he was raised in cleveland and worked most of his life in baltimore and D.C. so he`s a city lover, I asked him, Do you think
these people who live in the city live here becuse they like it or because they can`t afford to live anywhere else?
His opinion is that people live in cities because they like it,because they like being near to everything, like higher paying jobs, stores,
museums,public transportation, etc.
He told me a story about how when he lived in cleveland he would walk to the end of his street and catch the bus to the train station and then take
the train across town to his job, he said it only took him 10-15 minutes to get to work, across town, using public transportation.
I would never move back to a city, I would miss the quiet, the clean air, the sounds of nature, the security of knowing and trusting all my
To quote Bush Sr. " nope, not gonna do it, wouldn`t be prudent"