I both love and dread returns to my old haunts with the memories they evoke and yet the losses, as well. I honestly think that’s why so many people voted for Trump — a return to a simpler, more secure place in time when jobs and industries lasted, neighbors stayed longer than the blink of an eye, and you recognized all the clerks at the local stores. Before the birth of the Internet and the pace of technological change accelerating at warp speed, and people knew where they stood in the grand scheme of things (even if it was misguided or just plain wrong in reality).
Those old used book stores — they, at least, are all the same, are they not? Sooo many nooks and crannies!