“Poppa would talk to me about how there were just certain places that we are called to, all over and around the world. You can’t explain it, but you just feel for whatever reason that you have access. You know when you’re comfortable walking down those streets and knowing you’re not going to get mugged. The place knows the codes that you carry. And your codes know the place instinctively.” Tori Amos, Toris Amos, Piece by Piece
This was the first time I read about the intense feeling I’ve had and still have for Montreal, of course, but also London and, more recently Australia. Although I’ve never been down under, that country’s calling my name, I hear it whisper in my sleep. I don’t think these calls all have to be answered. Montreal was my first love, I don’t want to cheat on her, but every relationship is different, right? And having loved once doesn’t mean you can’t love again.