I was from a small town, and nobody really expects you to leave, especially before you graduate. That doesn't happen.
I really understand where Alice is coming from - I've been in exactly the same place coming from a small town and knowing that I need to do other things, that I have to leave.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Your God is too Small
John Bertram Phillips
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.