7.09.2010

Country mouse, city mouse...


I keep going back and forth about city versus country. Having both grown up in the middle of nowhere, PRH and I tend to be more 'city mice' than anything else, but I love the style of farmhouses, old and new. This one from ms & r ltd is lovely. Are you more city mouse or country mouse? Why?

10 comments:

One Blonde Girl said...

I grew up a country mouse (well, technically an Adirondack Mountain mouse) but now I tend to be a city mouse, although I understand the appeal of the country lifestyle, I'm just not ready to return to it quite yet.

Words and Eggs said...

Whenever I think about city vs. country, I think of Esther Greenwood in Sylvia Plath's _The Bell Jar_, wishing to live in both the country and the city and equating that desire with neurosis:
"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days."
Of course, we're all neurotic, then...
:)

Sarah B. said...

I am BOTH. I love living right in the city, but I could easily live way out in the country, too. It's the suburbs that I avoid.

sosser said...

i remain a devoted city mouse, but that may be partly due to the fact that my city contains the best of both worlds. great city culture, bustle and activities beside neighborhoods full of green quiet respites of natural beauty (and lots of farmhouses).

Design Fixation said...

I feel the same way as One Blonde Girl. I grew up a Vermonter, but now I'm a Boston girl; I've gotten very attached to the city during my 5 year stint here. There's so much to do, so much culture... and it's all right at your fingertips.

seesaw designs said...

This is getting me excited to visit Alabama soon. Gotta say, I prefer the city. But every now and then it's nice to get out to the country.

Round Rabbit said...

I'm an Owego mouse. It's a hybrid.

Ms.C said...

I grew up a city mouse, but we have raised our kids in the country. There is something to be said about both.
In the beginning, the sounds of crickets were unsettling in ears that were used to hearing sirens. But at the end of the day, when I can see the stars in the clear night sky, smell the honeysuckle air, and see wildlife run thru the backyard, it makes it that much more worth it.

Kathryn Hansen said...

i vacillate between both. i guess when i start feeling really closed in, living in the city...i start dreaming of living in the country far from it all!!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I wish I could choose. I think you're right though, Nancy- Owego is a hybrid. :)

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