In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “West End Girls.”
‘Every city and town contains people of different classes: rich, poor, and somewhere in between. What’s it like where you live? If it’s difficult for you to discern and describe the different types of classes in your locale, describe what it was like where you grew up — was it swimming pools and movie stars, industrial and working class, somewhere in between or something completely different?’
The place I grew up is the place I live now – same house, same town.
The town is a bit run down, but the historic old town is very cute with nice individual shops. On the cliffs you get great views of the endless sea and you can watch all of the people down below. Ahh, the people. The people come in every form here, true, there are a lot of people that you wouldn’t want to bump into in a dark alley, but there are also great people, like the man who places guitar outside the same pub every week. I live in one of the nicest parts of the town, but there are other less great areas, and it has even been described as a ‘poor man’s brighton’, but I don’t think that matters, no matter the place there are all kinds of people.
But it’s not my home much longer.
I’ll be heading off to Kent in September to live in a student village – a whole new ‘town’ full of all types of people – and for the first time in my life living somewhere else – Canterbury also happens to be a city, so it’s the first city I’ll live in too! All those different people make places so much richer, so much better, because without diversity live is boring.