This was lovely! Thank you!

The tension between leaving and staying as the environment changes is fascinating when it's not alienating, and sometimes liberating. Great topic!

Maybe you'll like this piece too: https://proteanmag.com/2021/06/24/there-are-trees-in-the-future-or-a-case-for-staying/

It's also beautiful and wistful.

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Fun read! As a fellow resident of San Francisco, I've had the same observation as you have about time not feeling like its passing here. Growing up near the mountains, I don't think I'll ever get used to it.

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