“One of the best things about living in a city like New York is leaving it.” — Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and The City
Every time I am in Italy, enjoying the good food, good wine, good view of the city and countryside, I couldn’t help but wonder: why Italians leave?! When I ask my Italian friends about their thoughts of Italy, they are all very proud and say lots of good things about it. But when it comes to living in the place where they come from, they all decide to move.
I guess it is true that you don’t start to appreciate what you have until you lose it. Even for me, coming from a northern-east city in China where nothing really is famous, I still miss certain things in my home town from time to time. A funny thing I find is: my Italian friends can complain about kinds of things in Italy among their Italian group chats, but when there is some one non-Italian criticize Italy, they all become defensive immediately. In a friendly and funny way, but still defend Italy as where they are from, and motherland that make them who they are.
If time let us grow and makes us mature, then distance teaches us to cherish what I have, and to appreciate where we come from. No matter where we are, and where we will go, home will always be deep in our heart. ♥