"This is the city...."
As a young boy growing up in Grants Pass, OR
I would watch Dragnet
re-runs and the first line would always grab me."This is the city..."
Well now I don't live in "The City" but I live in A
city. I don't live in "the burbs" it isn't a "town
" or a "village
" it's a city... Portland, OR
, it's the only real city in the state, but I call it home.
Living in such a place is vastly different from the small log
I grew up in. but I assimilate
d quickly, the city (as they say) was in my blood. We moved when I was starting High School
. Street smarts came as second nature
to me, I could easily identify the "bad" parts of town after my first month, and I've managed to avoid incidents by either common sense
, or just dumb luck
. I feel as though I've lived here all my life
, I know my way around, I know where everything
is, when people ask me if I know any cool
places to go on a friday night
they have to listen to a half-hour long speech
. I know and use the public transportation system
, not because I have to, but because it helps make the city a better place. It's city living and I embrace