I can’t explain it, but despite having grown up on a farm (a vineyard with winery, actually) in rural northern lower Michigan, I have always been drawn to the city. I’m apparently much more comfortable with the hustle and bustle that accompanies an urban environment. So here are some definitions of the word “city” that I found in my copy of The Cynic’s Dictionary by Aubrey Dillon-Malone.
“A place where you are least likely to get a bite from a wild sheep.” (Brendan Behan)
“Not a concrete jungle, but a human zoo.” (Desmond Morris)
“Millions of people being lonely together.” (Henry Thoreau)
“The only desert still available to us.” (Albert Camus)