Thursday, September 13, 2012
East or West or What?
Eric was born in Rome.....New York. His family lived in New York for generations. Eric, however, grew up in New Mexico and has spent most of his life in the West. Regardless of this fact he seems to identify with the East. I, on the other hand, am a very Western girl. For me the Eastern U.S. is this continual big city (which I know is untrue), a great place to visit, but almost as foreign as a different country. I have a deep and abiding fear of the Deep South which can be blamed on too many horror movies about mutant families living in the hills. Yes, I know it is irrational and untrue (or is it?).
My heart and home have always been in the West. I love the wide open spaces, the ability to see for miles, I adore the untamed nature that is still pervasive in the West. I appreciate how spread out things are. I love that in the West one can truly be alone, not that I ever am alone. I like to keep my options for solitude open. The wild mountains and the endless plains are where I surely belong.
Do you identify more with the east or the west...or somewhere else?