It's Good to Be Home
After moving from Boston to New York, Howard Husock reflects on the "blindness" of being in a new place, and what much more dramatic moves must mean for immigrants. Having just had the opposite experience--moving back to my old city and neighborhood after seven years away--I understand what he means. Even if you don't that many neighbors, you get to know the rhythms and meanings of a place. What makes a place feel like home is more mysterious, however. L.A. felt like home from the time I got off the plane for a visit in the winter of 1986. It's good to be back.