I have a good life here in Sarasota FL.
My life includes good friends, fabulous weather, a nice home (with three gorgeous pets), and membership and ministry in an excellent Episcopal church.
I am grateful.
But I miss New England. I miss the four distinct seasons. I miss the hills and the mountains, the valleys and the streams.
Mostly I miss thoe wonderful parts of New England life which include:
a generally liberal outlook on life;
a deep appreciation of education and of culture,
and a lack of ostentation.
It’s not that New England is better than Florida.
It’s more that I am a “Yankee” at heart.