Grew up in a smallish town. Good for a kid on some levels, but horrid on others. I felt sheltered from the world and grew up totally ignorant about life and culture. I've been backpedalling my whole life trying to catch up.
Moved to a huge city soon as I was old enough to get the heck out of dodge. Good for a young adult on some levels but horrid on others. I got exposed to more but never felt like I 'fit' in. I had a small city mind. I was naive. Is it the city or the parents? Or life experiences? Or all of the above?
I once again live in a small town. VERY small. No stoplights small. I feel safer here but its harder here on some level. You have to have a car to get anywhere and getting one thing done that could take no time at all in the big city can take twice as long if not all day. As an artist it feels great to make art in an atmosphere of beauty and quiet, but since its a small area trying to sell the art becomes a mathematical koan.
I think people on an unconscious level get drawn to things in life. To people, locations. There is energy wafting around out there that we cannot see, and like the aroma of a delicious meal, we are drawn to those situations or people to get the nutrients in life that will carry us on or build us up in order to experience the next thing. Stop and think about what led you to where you are now, I'm sure many people are living in places they never imagined they would but one day they landed there and that's where they 'took'. The food, the terrain, the weather and yes, the people...all have a collective energetic field that either draw us in or repel us so we move onward. (I think I ended this awkwardly...kind of had two things going on at once, so forgive my straying)
Sunday Scribblings #62