is a myth.)
This long slow growth of anti-Europeanism and xenophobia, and then the final crescendo of the UK brexit vote coinciding with my approval for US citizenship, makes it feel like my personal journey has been inevitable, somehow fated to be — though no, I still don’t believe in fate.
Overall, it just feels like England and I grew apart over the years. We had our rough patches, we stayed together for years and remained on cordial terms even after I moved out, but now the increasingly frequent angry drunken outbursts make me realize it’s over. The more difficult question I’ve been facing is how I feel about being American. More on that to follow. © mathew 2017
© mathew 2017