I think you have accidentally seduced me. I never wanted to live in the over-proud, over-loud US of A until I laid eyes on your grandeur old houses: Perfectly just-ornate-enough brick or wooden shingle. Lushness between each house, the houses and the street. Not loud, but with enough self-respect to have good posture. Steeped in a bitter of history you’ve embraced and every local business has embossed. You can feel that little ancient bit of wickedness under the collared shirts. Golden eagles and stickered VW hippy vans.
Maybe it’s the thimble of iron from my grandmother’s MA blood attracted to where it came from but it feels like love at first sight: Exceeding expectations I didn’t know I had.
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