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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Haiku #157

Happy villagers
living two years longer
than their city cousins

13 comments:

steven said...

dave - i love the odd visit to the city but really honestly i feel my stomach soften, my shoulders drop, my forehead unfurrow and my heart slow down when we turn onto the road that leads back to my home town. steven

Tabor said...

I feel my shoulders pull in tight and my eyes squint and my ears close!

Carl said...

Well done and true. More proof stress is a killer.

Helen said...

I grew up in a village, lived in various large cities for 40++ years and once again I live in a small city ~~~ so much better! Like Steven, when I fly home from a bustling metropolis, step out onto the tarmac, spy the snow covered mountains and wide open spaces, I also breathe a huge sigh of relief!!

Helen said...

Dave,
Between skin cancers and splaying feet ... this aging thing is for the birds!

Gwei Mui said...

I miss the Yorkshire countryside of my childhood more and more as each year passes.

Linda Sue said...

the city is juice, a little goes a long way...the countryside is cool clear water, it quenches.

Ronda Laveen said...

This is me being happy I live in a village.

Madame DeFarge said...

But are they an enjoyable two years?

Derrick said...

I knew there was a reason I liked living here!

Dave King said...

Thanks everyone
Interesting responses. Alas, I have never lived in a village. Nearest I ever got was a row of six houses in the middle of nowhere when I was evacuated to country cousins! Can't really count that. Didn't enjoy the lack of all facilities too much, but have always hankered after village life (except when I was fancying a croft), but never made it. Wonder what I would have done with those two years.

Paul C said...

Villagers...then there are some city dwellers who live for two hours a day on free ways commuting.....(Not me, but I pity them.)

Dave King said...

Paul
I'm with you. There was a time when I spent a couple of hours a day tucked up on a Green Line coach, reading - but I enjoyed that.