“Nothing here has changed. It’s calm. It’s a totally different world. You forget about what’s happening in the outside world—the big city.”
This is sort of true. And it’s sort of not true.
It is true that things are pretty calm here in Claremont. This is a quiet town, in general. It’s not a sleepy town, with nothing going on, as in years past, but it is a quiet town, relatively speaking.