Thirty years in the right place

Do we choose where we live, or does the place choose us?

As a friend described her process of buying a house on the Delaware River, years ago, I thought it could have been my own story, except for a few details. Sometimes, a place just fits us, and we know.

I remember telling our real estate lawyer—a Lander of the river Lander clan—how Narrowsburg felt like a “real town” to me. He scoffed at this description, coming from a city dweller. But I meant it.

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