Sunday, November 1, 2009
I Am Still Missing Philadelphia
I used to live near there. I used to take the train to the city every day to go to work. I used to enjoy the parks and shops and restaurants. I still miss it every day.
There was always something exciting going on in the city. Even on an ordinary day, there was a certain hum of activity, a diversity of people, street vendors, street food. There was always something there that made me feel alive! Does anyone remember Mary Tyler Moore walking down the street and throwing her hat in the air? That's how I used to feel as I walked to work! And now, the World Series buzz... I wish I were there; I can feel what it must be like; the whole city in high excitement mode.
I had great friends there. I came as a stranger, from the Midwest. I made friends that made me feel like family. I had neighbors who became like family. I miss them all.
I have been in my new home for four years now, closer to my real family. I am beginning to feel a little more at home here, meeting nice people, finding interests and good things. But I believe I will always feel most "at home" when I go back to visit Philadelphia. Isn't it amazing when you move to a place you've never been before, and it feels like Home?