Every now and then you wish you could change things

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Today is one of the days I would change in a heartbeat if I had the chance.

I will be going from this…

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 ….to this….

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 I am a small town girl down to my very core.  I was in a large city for two years when I went to college but the pull of a much less hectic life was too strong for me to ignore.  I yearn for the peace and quiet.  I am a creature of habit and crave the sanctity of my home and my solitude.

Toronto is a wonderful urban center for those who need the pulse of the city to echo within them.  It is a world unto itself but it is not a world where I will ever feel like I belong.   Today I will do something that is not on a list of any of my favorite things.  Today I will do my best to blend in among the crowd.  Today I will lose myself in the endless pavement and rows of buildings competing to reach the sky.  Today I will be that fish out of water, desperately wanting to get back to my lake.  Today I will hunger for the shelter of my home, the welcoming embrace of my couch and the comfort of the presence of my dog.

Today is one of the days I would change in a heartbeat if I had the chance.

9 thoughts on “Every now and then you wish you could change things

  1. I work in a city, but it’s small really, with lots of green space and trees, as well as old interesting buildings. We’re lucky that skyscrapers aren’t allowed here – it’s a world heritage site, so new architecture has to fit in. I can’t do masses of sprawling concrete either! Hope your city visit isn’t too long and complicated.

  2. Oh, I love Toronto. As a person who grew up a river away from the mania of New York City, I find Toronto to be a much more pleasant and civil place.

    Take some deep breaths and try to enjoy it for what it is. How long do you plan to stay?

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