Friday, July 24, 2009

toy city vs. miniature country

This is a passage from Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" that has always resonated with me - the desire to live in both the country and the city at the same time.

Esther Greenwood talking to her sometime boyfriend Buddy Willard:

"Remember how you asked me where I like to live best, the country or the city?"

"And you said..."
"And I said I wanted to live in the country and in the city both?"
Buddy nodded.
"And you," I continued with a sudden force, "laughed and said I had the perfect setup of a true neurotic and that that question came from some questionnaire you'd had in psychology class that week?"
Buddy's smile dimmed.
"Well, you were right. I am neurotic. I could never settle down in either the country or the city."

How about you? Are you more of a city person:

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Or do you prefer the country?

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Clearly, the only thing I do know is that I want to live in a miniature world!

And, if you don't know already, there is an online application that makes tilt shifting so easy to do. Check out to manipulate your own pictures and make your toy towns.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say I lean more towards the country but I would miss the art in the big city, the resaurants and the people watching. I do wish I lived with a mountain out my window. I'd even take a big hill where I could watch some deer stroll by and see the white snow pile high.



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