thanks you exithacan for the pictures
If you come from a small town, you might understand this tangent I’m about to embark on. I come from a small town–okay not like village small, but you still have to drive thirty minutes to get to a clothing shop other than walmart. So when I saw that there was a movie being released set in my hometown, I got a bit more excited than I should have…Okay, it might not be a giant Hollywood movie, but a release nonetheless.
I was sharing this news with some coworkers who shockingly were less than impressed. So is it just me? Am I only the person who hometown pride (despite actively choosing not to live there?) This got me thinking…all the people that I was talking to came from big towns like London, Melbourne, Milan. Everybody in the world (well almost) know those places and have probably seen them all in a movie. When I think of their hometowns I can already picture them…but they don’t know anything about where I am from. So when I see real life footage of rolling fields and see the highway that I drove down everyday that I can share with others I get excited. I love seeing places I’ve been, whether it’s on vacation or somewhere I’ve lived. I think its about being able to share it as well as see things from a different perspective. When I went on the hunt for some images to accompany this post, I realized that a stranger to the town had picked up on some really beautiful parts of town that I never would have been able to describe in a million years. The street pictured above was the home of my elementary school, my first job and my brother’s first apartment-yet I never would have been able to tell you that the tops fo the buildings are so colourful. And I think i’m fairly detail conscious. I like seeing things that you take for granted in a new light-sometimes good and sometimes bad… So, are you patriotic to your town, or dont’ blink an eye at seeing your home in the spotlight?