Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

on finding things to do

I like tourist brochures for small, unheralded towns in non-tourist areas. Part of their charm is that I think that towns don't recognize what they have to offer. A little-traveled county road can be a great bike ride. The little fishing pond on the edge of town, little regarded, can be awfully relaxing to a city-dweller. An open field with a few trees can be a birder's place. My belief is that in general, people long for things they often have at hand. An hour at a suburban library offers a free magazine reading experience par excellence. A local university or community college offers music almost on demand. My idea is that we never suffer in this life from a want of things to do, but sometimes suffer from a want of imagination for how to do with what we have.

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