Small Towns

Appreciating Small Towns

The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never be struck by lightening, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the unlikely things together, at least one of them will probably happen to each of us. I could have seen it rain frogs. I could have stepped foot on Mars. I could have been eaten by a whale. I could have married the Queen of England or survived months at sea. But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: out of all the houses in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman.

— John Green, Paper Towns

You get used to certain things being a regular occurance. Getting stuck behind a farmer driving his tractor in the middle of the road, driving past endless dairy farms, or the fact that the big event in town was our annual agricultural fair.

People generally left each other alone. If you wanted to get somewhere were things were happening you drove about an hour to get there. Your perception of what is a big city is skewed. I remember feeling uncomfortable as a kid going to the next town over which had a population of 10,000 people because it felt like a big city.

My high school pulled from five other towns so some kids were used to having like a 1.5 to 2 hour bus ride in the morning. Lots of kids worked on farms after school or during the summer.

You entertained yourself by going out into the woods mostly. Things like that. I kind of miss it

— u/BrownGuyInNewEngland

You get used to certain things being a regular occurance. Getting stuck behind a farmer driving his tractor in the middle of the road, driving past endless dairy farms, or the fact that the big event in town was our annual agricultural fair.

People generally left each other alone. If you wanted to get somewhere were things were happening you drove about an hour to get there. Your perception of what is a big city is skewed. I remember feeling uncomfortable as a kid going to the next town over which had a population of 10,000 people because it felt like a big city.

My high school pulled from five other towns so some kids were used to having like a 1.5 to 2 hour bus ride in the morning. Lots of kids worked on farms after school or during the summer.

You entertained yourself by going out into the woods mostly. Things like that. I kind of miss it

— u/BrownGuyInNewEngland

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