It’s no secret that the city of Edinburgh is (along with Professor Remus John Lupin) the eternal and unconditional love of my life.
I fell in love from the moment I arrived at Waverley Station during the summer following my graduation from high school. My family emerged from the train just after midnight, and suddenly Edinburgh Castle was rising up just beyond the station, bordered by the misty green hill that makes up Arthur’s Seat. A woman who had taken the train with us looked over at me and smiled.
“Edinburgh Castle is special,” she said.
The feeling I had then is something I’ve only experienced a few times in my life. There was no going back from that moment.