Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe

Nothing stranger

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The brown book I carry says there is nothing stranger than to explore a city wholly different from all those one knows, since to do so is to explore a second and unsuspected self. I have found a thing stranger: to explore such a city only after one has lived in it for some time without learning anything of it. — ¬†from¬†Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of ‘The Book of the New Sun’, chapter two, Upon the Cataract, by Gene Wolfe

Moving back to Tampa has been a rather interesting experience, proving the second statement very, very true.

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