new is new

It's been 8 months since I decided to move back North. That seems crazy. Seems like I just got here in ways, and seems like I never left in other ways. Time is always tricky like that. I figure what makes me feel like I just got here is that I continue to be overcome by moments of "newness." Even though my life up here has succumbed to bits and pieces of routine and monotony, it doesn't drag on me the way it has previously. I'm not sure how long that will last. Maybe it takes a year. Or maybe it will go on and on since I will never be native to this place. I think about this a lot. And, I am grateful for this a lot. I decided to take a few photos on one particularly monotonous day at work. These are some things that are often around me, and boring as they may be, I am thankful to see them.