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11/06/2011

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Very nice Brian. I have a few uncles with young families living in Philadelphia, one for a lot longer than you in fact, and they have made their lives there too.

But if they were to write a love letter I think it would be to the same town I would write mine to, Dublin.

Take care

Conor

Brian

Thanks, Conor! What would you write to Dublin? Share here! - Brian

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I'll think about it and send you a trackback from my own blog, ifihadaminutetospare.wordpress.com!

Brian

Sounds great, Conor - thanks!

Brian Driggs

Nicely done, Brian. Nicely done.

I'd like to try my hand at something similar, but not sure how I would go about it. You see, I was born in Cleveland and have lived in Phoenix longer than any other location (122 months), but still consider Heidelberg home.

So what might I say; that I love the way Arizona has shown me not every acre of land in this country has been processed into subsidized agriculture? That the open desert less than an hour from my door reminds me of just how insignificant we, as human beings, are in the planetary picture?

Phoenix is where I endured some of the worst pain of my life, only to emerge stronger, smarter, and better prepared to appreciate true happiness, which also found me here.

Heidelberg, on the other hand, reminds me how I am an un-national citizen of the world. I don't have to close my eyes to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of walking her narrow, cobbled streets, past a thousand years or more of history and tradition.

She is that one place I lived beyond the comfort and safety of America, where I began to understand what humanity is all about; where I began to understand how we're all the same on various levels, and how those are the keys to our mutual success.

Ah, I dunno. I guess, Phoenix ist meine Heimat, aber mein Herz lebt in Heidelberg.

Brian

Brian Driggs - Love, love, love your letter. Thanks for being so open and honest.

Let's keep the conversation going, everyone! Who's next?!

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Hi Brian, my trackback mustn't have come though in the end. If you follow this link - http://ifihadaminutetospare.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/a-love-letter-to-dublin/ - you'll find my reply!

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