Saturday, March 21, 2015
After living in the world's biggest metropolis--population: 13.35 million--for a decade, in this new hamlet with only 2.26 million people I already feel like I know the names and faces of everyone... There's little Timmy with the perpetually scabbed elbows, and Molly with the crooked mouth, and John who stutters when excited, and Angus with the big globular head, and temperamental Sasuke (he's so temperamental!), and Yoriko with the fish-breasts, and cleft-lipped Clayton whose Pa absconded when he was nine...and so many others whom I wish I could introduce to you all! ... I haven't felt such a strong sense of Gemeinschaft in years!