An Education in Becoming a Neighbor
Discovering new neighbors on my block.
Last week I went over to my new next-door neighbor who just moved in. I told him that I didn’t really know how to be a good neighbor, but I thought I’d start by introducing myself. We chatted for a while, and then he invited me to a friendsgiving dinner at their house. A few days later, I ran into some other neighbors I had never met before who live right behind me. Turns out we live so close that their wifi shows up on my list of available networks, but we’ve never met (they’re so fun and spunky and kind. They’re coming over tonight for drinks). What discoveries! And what a reminder that community is right around us if we’re willing to let ourselves be swept up in it.