I wish my neighbors' windows showed off:
lighted pink flamingo displays
giant lamps in the shape of stockinged legs
giant purple butterfly kites
Gothic lettering saying "What would Scooby Do?"
hand-colored etchings of mountain ranges
I wish the local coffee shop featured:
a duo playing synthesizer and wash board, very non-melodically
a Saturday afternoon of "sing along to Dale Evans records"
an open mike for Sting impersonators
all accordion, all the time
a rapid-fire spoon orchestra
Among the following choices, each home in my town would have Spring baskets of:
black eyed susans
dried bermuda grass
The thing I cannot believe is:
The way my neighbors and I live hundreds of different lives, in such close proximity
the way I move through life oblivious of those around me
the way I always feel safe where I live, even if the feeling may be illusory
how much I long to feel a part of some kind of community, but I don't.
how much of my sense of neighborhood exists purely on-line
The nicest gift a stranger ever gave to me was:
an article of clothing
List one thing that you wish your community parks program offered in a low-cost "fun" educational course
You are assigned to draw a mural on your elementary school's wall. You wish to draw something positive, and leave behind all the irritation and disquiet you felt sometimes as a kid. What would you paint?