My parents still live in the house I grew up in -- a constant in my life, though I've been out-of-the-house more than half my life.
The streets are familiar.
Full of memories.
And full of so many changes, too. The neighborhood's improved.
There are now coffee-shops and bakeries within walking distance.
A new organic foods market that I suspect won't make it, but is nice to see there anyway.
Fancy new restaurants. A packed pub.
The historic houses shining with their paint jobs and repairs, even though the gardens don't show this time of year.
And still, a community. Where the neighbors mostly know each other. Where kids still play on the lawns.