City Mouse, Country Mouse

March 17th, 2008


I want to wake up and walk out my door to coffee shop on the corner. I want to drop off my dry cleaning on my way to the subway or tube stop. I want to have a book store and a movie theater in my neighborhood. I want to sit in a local bar and have a glass of wine and write in my journal. I want to know the bartender’s name and have a bowl of mussels with butter and herbs in broth. I want to wear black and high heels and fake pearls. On the other hand, I want to own a farm in Kentucky, grow limestone lettuce, adopt a dog and let him run and hunt, listen to rain on a tin roof, raise chickens, drive a pickup truck, sit on the porch at the end of the day, sleep like a baby in a four poster bed that belonged to my grandmother. Except those two sides of my self will never be fully reconciled and I live in the between spaces. Maybe I need to choose.

3 Responses to “City Mouse, Country Mouse”

  1. dragonflyjourneys4women says:

    Naw – go ahead and dream! Who knows, maybe one day you’ll have a home in the country and a weekend apartment in Paris!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is so me, in so many ways. I grew up in the country and gardened with my dad, my mom wanted the convenience of the city and moved us when I was 13. I’ve struggled since, where do I belong? 7 years ago I had a condo on the river walking distance from the hip “square”, sushi, movies, coffee shop, pizza & wine, library, etc…I’ve since moved to the country with my finace and we have a pond, a garden and acres to roam. I still yearn for coffee shops in the morning but I do love being able to see the stars at night.

    Christine

  3. m. heart says:

    i know i’m commenting on an old post here, but i identify with this post 100%, living in the country right now and pining constantly for the city when i’m not there. there are so many advantages and disadvantages to both…i think about this constantly!