|view, kirchenbuckerl, lam, june 2012|
i live in a lot of other places. those are different. very different. they are cities, different countries, different people. when i tell them about my home they have a picture. mostly a picture which is not just different from what it is. but that is ok. and not the point and not interesting.
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if you come from the village most of the time if you meet people from the city (and it depends of course) it is very difficult i find to make them understand that is nice to live there. if they have no connection at all. if they have some most of the time it takes time to convince them that it is nice.
that you can do things there, cause there is nothing there and whatever you are saying it feels it is not enough, because it sounds not the same what they are doing. i think.
every single time i am talking to people who are coming from the village i think like that. at least.
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new york is full filling your dreams, pure happiness, freedom, rushing around, being part of the city, being hip. i don't know. i had this. when i went there it was just a city, with traffic, with people, with payments, with cafes. good things, bad things. maybe those stereotypes, if you are lucky.
a village is slow, withdrawn, gossipy, traditional, old fashioned, boring, little amount of pubs, strange boring clubs and nothing to do but just waiting for life. villages are also getting romantisied. pure living, getting back to the roots, knowing everybody and beeing part of the community. i guess.
i talk to a lot of my friends. some of them come and when they come they are disappointed. because it is not in in the forest, one house surrounded by cows and trees, because we have supermarkets, the houses are bigger then one level, people are fashionable, and are not. having streets which are pretty, also streets which are just streets, empty shop spaces. signs for tourists, advertisment for over 30s and under 30s clubs.
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the less you know something about something as more your brain is getting filled up with associations, personal memories and influences. one point.
second point much more straight forward. a village is not boring. a village is just a village is just a village.
both means: old days the villages developed certain stereotypes, such as withdrawn, old fashioned, beautiful, harmonic, all that shit. maybe that was true. in case of my village yes.
50 years ago there were still mostly farmers in my area, we got the clothes from the local market, access of knowledge and possibilities, being open and tolerant. maybe. i think.
but nowadays we also have cappuccino and digital tv, we have internet and label clothes. cars and books are existing and people are interested.
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|more football kids, lam, june 2012|
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more important for me. i love my village. but not just out of nostalgic reasons as probably a lot of people mean, but because i am feeling honored that i am able to be part of. and not to see it like that.
but instead being able to feel it like that, being not a stranger, but rather enjoying the feeling of not wondering.
i like to go to foreign places. yes i do. and i like to wonder. get surprised, see everything with fresh eyes, being not part of it. imbeded.
with my village i want to, cause it is an experience a lot of people do not have. because it is never the same, even if you move there. in a place like new work you can be imbeded, because everybody is not from new york. that's why it feels so comfortable. same same experience.
a typical thing in a village. you have to be born there to get the idea. but that's just a general statement, a theory as everything.
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i had always huge of piles of books, every sunday between 10 and half 10 when it was open. got them, took them home. a little bit like christmas.
|two houses, library, lam, june 2012|