Another topic that’s been on my mind. Reading a book set partially in Austin brought back a lot of memories!
The idea of place keeps coming up. I never realized it before, but I have ordered my life around a certain geography, a certain space. In my case, that would be my hometown of Omer, Michigan – Michigan’s smallest city.* It expands to include my grandmother’s house (my current home), the canoe livery, my parents’ home (my home from ages 3-18), and the nearby city of Standish. If I expanded my personal concept of place further, I would include Bay City, the nearest city of any size – the city where I spent a good share of my 20s – and Saginaw, home to both Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College, where I was recently a student. There are several others not mentioned here, but currently, those I did name create much of my world.
Although I recognize the fact that the places mentioned above – and more…
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