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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Somewhere that's green

The countryside is a strange, alien place to me. Growing up in Singapore makes me a city girl, at home with skyscrapers, noisy motorways, bright street lamps and parks that you can walk through in 15 minutes flat.

I never really spent much time in the countryside (driving through it in a rented car during family holidays doesn't count) until I came to the UK.

When MDH and I were dating, we once spent two weeks in Devon over Christmas break (separate bedrooms of course! we're very conservative). We'd go for long walks through the frozen fields during the day hours, stargazing at night.

I found that I couldn't sleep at night, and I felt agitated during the day. After a week, I realised why - it was too dark and too quiet at night, and the empty sky and wide open spaces freaked me out.

"Where are all the cars?! Where are all the people"

But I'm getting used to it now, and I am growing to love the countryside, the silence and the solitude.



Blogger oddlola said...

I hope that one day i too, would be able to find silence.

3:57 am  
Blogger tscd said...

I hope you find it...but it's really quite scary. All you have left are your own thoughts.

5:38 pm  

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