The London Diaries - My Area.
When you live in a city for so long, it’s as if you sink into it, like a pound down the back of the sofa. You are just ‘there’, enmeshed. You start to become immune to it’s ambience, deaf to the visceral experience of living in a place that is living and breathing with millions of other creatures. You forget the sounds, sirens, lights originate and exist as a result of another entity almost identical to you. You forget how terrifying the tube can seem to a tourist, how compli