On Being Southern

“In the South, the breeze blows softer than elsewhere through the pine trees, and accents fall softer on the ear. Neighbors are friendlier, nosier, and more talkative. The spring is prettier, the summer hotter and happier, the fall longer and sadder, the winter shorter than elsewhere on the continent. This is a different place. Our way of thinking is different, as are our ways of seeing, laughing, singing, eating, meeting and parting. Nothing about us is quite the same as in the country to the North and West. What we carry in our memories is different, too, and that may explain everything else.”–Charles Kuralt



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2 responses to “On Being Southern

  1. Ann

    Oh, I love this! As a southerner transplanted to the West, I definitely feel this way sometimes too.

  2. thanks for reminding me of how very much I miss that dude…

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