Sometimes I wonder whether I even want to travel, because so much of what I want from Other Places boils down to this: that they remind me of this place.
It makes me understand how people can get married.
I have given pieces of my heart to Berlin, Reykjavík, and Sydney, and I know there are many cities I haven't seen that are wonderful in their own ways, but this one is my center. Really, what I read once about San Franciscans is true — we call it "the city" because for us, there is no other city. No matter how well-traveled we may be.