Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Things Missing from Cambridge

It's now been about two years since I came to the northeast for school away from my home in Colorado. While many people go on grand adventures during the summers or other vacations, I've stayed in Cambridge for both of my summers, and rarely even leave on vacation.

During my five days this summer away from the school, I've been back home in Colorado reflecting on the things that I miss most whenever I'm in the city.

  • The star filled night skies on a cloudless night.
  • A lack of humidity that can completely dry a swimsuit in under 5 minutes.
  • Mountains that remind you that buildings really aren't that impressive.
  • Seemingly endless pine, fir, spruce, and aspen trees.
  • The feeling of isolation with no cell service or internet nearby.
  • A general feeling of friendliness and community as complete strangers strike up conversations on a trail.
  • The ability to isolate yourself in the outdoors from the endless stream of people marching through life.
  • The feeling that it's okay to take life more slowly and enjoy the world around you.

It troubles me that I may never be able to live in an area like this again and will forever be bound to large cities for my career.

Apologies for the lack of pictures.