Monday, September 29, 2008

Suburbia is the Daily Obstacle

Live in the Rural and work in the Urban. For me it's the perfect balance. You have the solitude, quiet and wide open space during your time. While at the job you have the world of the cosmopolitan at your fingertips, the accelerated pace stimulates when you need to be productive. The much needed exhale of the slow rural world is welcomed as punctuation at the end and beginning of each day.

Suburbia, that endless blandness of the static in-betweeness is the unfortunate divider of my two worlds of contrast. Town after town that string together a blur of nationally recognized anchored brands for the creature of status quo. Wal-Mart, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Olive Garden and punctuated with a central shrine of commerce, "The Mall". More reconfigured comforting, branded sameness.

The perfect equation would be a metropolitan vibrant city, directly connected to the rural expanse to go home to. If only there was a way to subtract the suburban from the equation.

The burbs are the obstacle I navigate through begrudgingly daily.

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