We are a suburban family at the moment, and it's a nice suburb we live in. We have rare cause to go into town, maybe once or twice a month, although our son H goes to school, in town, daily. We have been discussing how, since we rarely go into town, even living in a suburb seems kind of busy to us now. It's funny how perspectives change.
When I was younger, I always lamented how the town I lived in, was a little quiet, compared to the city I was brought up in.
Then I moved to the suburbs, and felt that the quiet town I had lived in as a twenty something seemed too busy, compared with the 'burbs.
Now I am about to move the country, and the suburb I lived in seems too hectic, too full of people and with too many folks who don't hang out their washing, on a line, because they think it messes up the prettiness of their yards.
Now all we want is to be left alone. To be away from people, and cars, and smoke, and shopping malls....life gets smaller, but at the same time grows oh so much bigger.
Do you love where you live?