November 27, 2009 – 9:32 pm

And everything was right…

Inspired by this.

I’ve always been a city dweller. Grew up in a big concrete jungle down south (way south of the border) and spent hours wandering around the city. Sure I didn’t earn a street cred badge, but I knew how to navigate it and stay away from the rough areas.

Anyway, due to my family’s decision to move I ended up in suburbia, whereas once I could go outside, walk a few blocks and catch a bus to anywhere, I was now stuck in a place where the nearest form of urbanization was the municipal courthouse 15 miles away.

Needless to say I was miserable.

A few years later, and after I had acquired the ability to realistically be able to go anywhere, anyplace on my own, I went back home. What made it significant was not the fact that I returned but rather, that I knew that I belonged, and that regardless of where I was now, that I’d never forget that.

I also walked aimlessly for hours around the city, without a worry about how I would go back to my place of stay, or at what time. I just roamed and took in the sounds of the city as it breathed around me.