Thanks man- means a lot! It’s such a good feeling right? To be scared walking into a city and then finally falling in love with it?
And if you too walked into Bombay like that, you might like this quote by E. B. White from Here is New York -
There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these three trembling cities the greatest is the last — the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York’s high-strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. .Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.
So the immigrants of big cities are the ones who give it passion. So cheers to all of us…
And really thanks for writing, means a lot :)