That was it for London. I know what you might be thinking, but really, the trip was only ever planned for a few days. I’m okay with that, as much as I love London and all, I’m anxious to get things rolling. We’re going to fly to Germany in just a couple hours (plans change, no driving) and I’m ready for it. I’m nervous about my German, but my mom says I’ll be fine.
I can’t say that I’m unhappy. On the contrary, last night was one of the more magical nights I’ve gone through. Why don’t we have a subway? Better, why don’t we have a subway that has random indie singers in them? Once more, why don’t we show plays like The Producers at home? I just shot myself in the foot with that one (I’m pretty sure we do show them) and I’d like to suggest that we all see one, some time.
Part of me really wants to like this city. No, that’s not quite my meaning. Part of me is does fit in with this city. Aside from the driving on the wrong side of the road, it’s a lot like Boston. Everything seems to fit: the food, the transportation, the entertainment, etc. But there’s another part of me that just can’t stand bumping into strangers all day without getting even the slightest sign of humanity out of them. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I probably actually do come off looking like a tourist with my big family and all, but a smile would be nice. If I am going to sit with you on the tube for more that one stop, shall we have a nice little chat, or shall we suffer in silence. Speaking of silence, why doesn’t anyone talk in lifts– erm, elevators?
It’s a really great place, but I’ve done it once before and this time was another run around the same old. I’ll be glad to share it with you sometime in person, but until now, suffice it to say that it was worth the flight. I miss you, too. I’m pretty sure that has something to do with how I feel about the trip. Without you here, there’s just less to say. Family is wonderful, though, and London feels more like home than home does, but without you here, it just isn’t the same.
I’m going to Germany, though, and until then, fare thee well.