One response to “Fireflies…and a rat”

  1. Charisma

    As usual, I don’t have much to add that you haven’t already tackled. Crime was also one of the big concerns other people had for me when I had moved to DC. Apparently I hadn’t been paying enough attention to what were frequently cited as “statistics” (that focus on areas that get a particularly bad rap, e.g. Anacostia). This willingness towards ignorance is, I think, also a function of privilege in that I cho(o)se to take notice of select events.

    Of course, it makes sense to be cautious. Depending on your lifestyle and professional goals, however, the advantages of living in DC (or wherever you are) perhaps outweigh potential dangers.

    It’s funny that you mention being awed by fireflies; I would be, too!