I am in Brooklyn!!!
I am not in the south of France!!!
Many Americans may not get why I am glad to be back in the US,
and, many years ago, for years after I moved from Europe to the US, I had
a terrible time finding a space for myself. I couldn't get with the American
kids who were mean (note: German kids are the nicest that I have encountered:
interesting.) And I had the habit of trashing America. Much to the
fatigue of my hard-won American friends.
When I was about 30 I started to understand and appreciate the particular
cultural national identity that is, despite its size, America.
And now I am lovin' me some America.
For sure, it is the big city America.
When America is back woods, it is most definitely more dangerous and
soul-crushing then small town Europe.
I live in a village in France, and it beats ANY small town in the US.
But nothing gives me what NY or Chicago gives me.
I will be walking my ass around the city with its sharp corners,
couture, culture and GREAT FRIGGIN' FOOD!!!!
Ask a room of French people what their favorite food is and they
will look you dead in the eye and without a pause: "French Food"
In US cities you can never guess the response.
And this, I love.
However, there are good things about French country living.
But that. Is for another post.
NOW FOR SOME INDIAN FOOD!!!!!!