Finally, near the very bottom, I found what I was looking for.
It was very important, that move. I left Birmingham at twenty-nine, a month before I turned thirty, and I left a chapter of my life behind me. Athens changed everything, and, too, everything changed while I was in Athens.
It was a good place. The Carriage House. Athens. It was an easy place to live, Athens in the mid-1990s, and it's easy to be nostalgic about Athens. It's easy to gloss over the bad days and nights – and they were many – and remember the rest.
I should go to bed, and I should try to sleep.