"Everyone has an inner city," she said one night when we were talking about things like that.
I said, "You mean like a ghetto?"
She made that face which meant I'm funny but not as funny as I think.
"No, a city inside yourself. And when you find a city in the world that you really love, then that city is the one closest to your inner city. It's the place that best reflects your inner landscape."
"London," I said.
"Yes, for you it's London. It's the only city you ever talk about in that way."