City or the Country


Do you prefer the city or the country?

I grew up in the country but lived rather near the city. But it was in the country. So I know what living in the country is like. I also lived in the country in Texas for nearly 10 years, 40 miles from the city, so I really know what living in the country is like. I would much prefer to live in the city where I live now.

I don’t have to drive over nearly an hour to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy or to doctors’ appointments or hair appointments or to church or the masjid. Or to see my grandchildren. I don’t have to waste hours going to a store to shop for something. I can drive to wherever I’m going, get what I want and leave. I can go to cultural events and not have to drive an hour each way to go to them. The traffic is a pain in the city but I can deal with it and since I’m retired I can do errands during the day when traffic is not so bad.

It was pretty living in the country but we also had to deal with wild boars which my husband insisted on feeding so we had 20 wild boars and piglets in our backyard every night. The deer were nice but they ate all the nice native plants as did the boars. I enjoyed the birds, I will say that. I did not enjoy the isolation from civilization. If I want to stay in my home in the city, I can, but I have the option to go where I please and not waste hours driving in the car. That’s why I’m glad to live in the city.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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One Response to City or the Country

  1. The Hook says:

    The Hook: The city.
    VampireLover: The country, for sure!

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