"Used to daydream in that small town
another boring romantic, that's me."
-Small Town (John Mellenkamp)
"Another Boring Romantic"
Berks County, Pennsylvania
I use to daydream in that small town. Twenty-five (give or take) years worth of daydreaming. About BIG towns. I moved there somewhat willingly. I stayed there somewhat willingly. I raised two of my Things there somewhat willingly. But truth-be-told I was a fish out of water. Actually, I was in the water. Just the wrong size pool. Where some find peace as a big fish in a small pond...I find my comfort zone swimming amongst the big guys. I like being that small fish in the big pond. There is an anonymity and diversity I find appealing. So when given the opportunity to trade in my wading pool for bigger seas...I jumped. Years of daydreaming became reality, and I've never been happier.
Different strokes for different folks. The good news is, distance has made my heart grow fonder. I can appreciate my former small pond, and all it has to offer, much better from my new perspective. And it DOES have a lot to offer...if you are the right fish.
...yeah I can be myself here in this
small big town,
and people let me be just what I want to be."
And that's good enough for me.
Before you link up your "Small Town" post, take a look at what we have in store for NEXT Tuesday's Song-ography...
(BBC production performed by various artists)
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