Found this on FunkyLoveBunny’s tumbr this morning:
“Before the internet, when we had time to do stuff, relax & think
I miss living above shops
This photo reminds me of where we lived in until I was about 5; it was above a fruit shop along the main drag of Grafton. We would sit on the awning outside our loungeroom to watch the Jacaranda Festival parade. These were the days before dad got cancer, when we owned the local Drive-In and I spent my days running around the backyard playing with Duke the dog.
So that was 25 years ago.
Dan and I moved into our current place just over a year ago – and it’s above a shop. There aren’t any parades to watch, but living here is like reclaiming my childhood and it’s given me the chance to redeem those 25 years; the years where my childhood was lost.
Living here is actually is cheaper (and better) than my therapist.