I am not taking tickets on the train into town, even after you labored over which ones to buy.
I am continuing a conversation with my coworker instead of offering you assistance.
I am speaking English to you before making pointed remarks in Dutch to my friend.
I am an unexpectedly sincere face in antique stores, coffeeshops, and behind red-lit doors.
I am driving like a bank robber while you try to cross the street.
I am the whiplashed pedestrian anxiously avoiding speeding trams, cars, bicycles & scooters.
I am 750,000 people packed into a 3-mile-diameter city.
I am a conflicted history of strict Calvinism versus joy of the riches from commerce; of tolerance & acceptance at odds with conformity.
I am dirty yet lovely, like an orphan on the street.
I am the dedication of Vermeer, the anguish of Van Gogh, and the bravery of Anne Frank.