Thursday, June 30, 2011
I think about it. I think about how much more we could get for our money in another place. I think about what life would be like here if none of my children were here. I think about the possibility of being some place where tourists don't flock in and take over, and where we could afford to actually take a vacation once in awhile.
I always finish those thoughts with the flip-side. I think about the community here that I love, the places I love to go, the people I love to be with and the beauty that surrounds me here. I think about my ancestors and the lives they lived here. I think about my memories and the history we've made. I think about all the trade-offs it would mean if we left and I know I can't do it. Some things just aren't worth money and this is one of them. Of course times change and I can never say "never". But for right now, I'm perfectly content to be here in East Hampton, sitting on a lot of equity I'll never use because I'd rather live in it than spend it elsewhere.