He had grown up in the city, but over time he grew weary of the pace and pressures of life there. So he escaped to the woods.
Now the city was brimming with stressed-out, hemmed-in people. Seeking a quieter life, they began building houses closer and closer to his cabin in the woods.
Unsettled by all the commotion, he packed up and moved to an abandoned apartment in a newly vacant section of town.