June 16, 2013

What's the opposite of Rumspringa?

You know that Rumspringa thing the Amish do—where for a year, teenagers are unleashed from the community to live in the outside world and are then given the choice to willingly return to a more traditional lifestyle? Every time I leave New York for a long weekend, it's like Rumspringa, but opposite. Four days away in the countryside up in Hanover, NH, and it's more than a little difficult to come back.