August 17, 2015
From a hot, steamy, proletarian, third-floor walkup in a noisy, diverse, densely populated neighbourhood with every kind of store and restaurant and service within a few blocks, to a cool, spacious, silent, bourgeois house on a quiet street in a sanitary, homogeneous neighbourhood with no visible people (except for dog-walkers) and the nearest store not within walking distance. I transition seamlessly from one to the other and back again, functioning easily in both. It's just another variation on the big theme: people or place? The solution is clear: best to live with the people and visit the place.