So I just ran into a new staffer for one of the other campaigns running out of our building. It turns out she's from Liberal Icebox, the city from which I recently returned home. I was only up in Liberal Icebox for a year or so, but man, I miss that place.
This new staffer and I, we talked about places we loved up there. Talked about how yo get from one to the other. Streets and churches, bars and neighborhoods. It's a comforting thing to share your mental maps of places you love with others. By imagining the physicals connections between your two lives, you can, I don't know, realize that you aren't alone in this world. That there are others whose paths go the same way as yours.