|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] 50th
|On 01/24/2013 05:11 PM, Ron Guerin wrote:
> On 01/24/2013 01:17 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> I need to find my way back to Brooklyn too.
>> Interesting. I've been thinking of leaving, but I can't seem to find a
>> way out.
> Well, I find it hard to explain, especially given most of the people I
> know in the area turned out to be opportunists, swindlers, slanderers,
> bad friends, and unable to distinguish right from wrong or stand up
> for it. But aside from the shitty people I took into my life, I loved
> Brooklyn and 'city life'. There was always a feeling that something
> great was always on the verge of happening, and leaving was the
> hardest thing.
I don't agree with that, but I'm in a community that spends a lot of
time in the Bais Medresh. I'll never forget the time that the block
swept Evan off his feet and paraded him around, while he was protesting
that it was me moving into the house, and not him.
> I intend to come back, and if I can manage not be used as a doormat
> again, really good things will happen. I did leave some good people
> behind, and I miss their company.
The simple fact is that I've lived here most of my life by choice and
quite proudly of it, through thick and thin. From what I've seen, the
city is tipping back into a period of high crime, homelessness on the
streets, chaos and filth. I'm to old to live through the 1970's again.
And I need to move on to my second phase of life to life in a place
where I feel that I can matter more under less stress. I'd have been
gone already if not for the legal issues I'm still stuck in.
I'd also like to get remarried.