Friday, January 11, 2013
Route 1 does not bisect it) a conversation from many years ago popped into my head. A few people from a group of 20 or 30 actors and acting students who had been thrown together for several months were discussing whether everyone in the group was weird (the obvious assumption) or whether there were in fact one or two normal people hidden in our midst. A few names were proffered as possible normals, people who evidence suggested might be average and uncomplicated in all ways. But the guy leading the conversation said, "No way. Not them. People who seem normal are never normal."
story of which is more interesting than the phrase "malleable iron fittings" might suggest) among other things. The town has a historic feel, but it's not as if it's clinging to the day when it was purchased from the Mattabesec Indians for "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English." It's modern suburban American, tech companies and restaurants and quirky antique stores.