Thursday, November 13, 2008

"What's it like living in Scotland?"

I've tried to answer that question more times than I can remember. It hasn't always been worded exactly that way, there are several variations, all of which are equally difficult to answer succinctly, which is what most people are looking for.

Recently a friend used an analogy that I think might help to explain why it's so difficult to sum up my life here to people who don't live here:

It's like living in an upside down house: everything is exactly the same, but it's so different.

Maybe that doesn't make any sense either. Oh well, I give up.


Stacie & Kyle said...

So true! I think you hit the nail on the head. Kyle & I were talking last night about how it's actually harder since everything is so similar, it makes it worse than if it was just totally different! At least we understand what it's like to live in Scotland!

I'm Jennifer said...

ahhhhh. that's the sigh that comes from the amazing feeling of being understood.

thank you!