Saturday, March 24, 2012
I was struck by the fact that we could identify almost everyone there and was also reminded that spring is here and in another few months we'll be hard-pressed to go into any restaurant and recognize another soul in the place. What a different community this is in season!
I think its safe to say that those of us who live and work here love it for the place it is for nine months out of the year. From September through May we can go out for a drink or a bite to eat and say hello to half a dozen people we run into doing the same thing. The other three months we tolerate, for the beauty of the surroundings and the fact that the feeling of being "faceless" in the crowd of summer visitors is a small price to pay for the privilege of being here.
I live for those feelings of being part of a close community. I loved going out for a burger in March and being reminded of that.