He said, there are a lot of happening cities, but DC is home. In going all over, that doesn't change where your heart is. It makes sense for home to be where you grew up, where the people you love are. So you look forward to the little things, because you mind those. No matter what the “wave” is, you mind the little things.
Mahdi was young, wasn’t able to process the rapidly changing landscape. With youth, grownups are just bigger people, and the complexity of speech is just strung together sounds. This makes for one hell of a memory.
Emma is no stranger to cities. DC is everything though because of what she chose to pursuit career wise. Being here, making friends, linking up with them, and the place they go for a good time. Those are what make DC what it is to her.
Sara has gone out a lot in DC and loves the night love Particular to bars, she notes the ones what feel “different.” Spaces where she feels comfortable, know people, and can attribute memories too.
Rebecca knows her place in the city and actively searched for it in the early days of her stay. Having grown up in and around DC she yearns for a time that no longer exists and shares a sentiment with others that she doesn't have to feel she is like, in order to sympathize.
Eric is from Boston, knowing what I know, it lacks the kind of diversity DC offers. He loves the various stories and experiences. It’s needed to have that opportunity to take that in to make for a person… in general.
Kourtney, who is from a small town, loves the city feel. The houses, people, children… The feel of the city draws here. That’s what stays with her.
When your that small, DC is a challenge you take on. Everything is new, big, familiar and yours. The colors standout, the sounds paint a picture, the places look menacing, and running around brings joy.
Daryl, though mindful of the changing landscape, wants to embrace all of it. So he does by creating a DC for himself, that partakes in the old and acknowledges it, while taking the new and being present.