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How cool was that?

Neat. Well, I took my little candles out on the sidewalk, expecting to sit alone for an hour. Instead, a guy named John who's an art student at the Art Institute up the way was walking home on the other side of the street, and stopped and sat with me and talked for an hour about Puerto Rico, videography, about taking Spanish to read some of his favorite authors, about being new to Atlanta, about Vietnamese food, about Andalusian and Celtic music connections. Thank you for a very nice conversation. I definitely feel unexpectedly rewarded for my wee little stand.

It's not often that people do that . . . just take time out of wherever they're going to stop and talk. A damned worthy and appropriate connection on 9/11 -- unisolated and open. Not alone in our own little pockets. Kind of hopeful, really.

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goodjoan
Sep. 11th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)
As much as I love air conditioning, I know it is responsible for the loss of that 'front porch' hospitality that was once so common. It's nice to know that it is still there, if not well practiced, and can still cheer up peoples evenings!
pointedview
Feb. 20th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
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I completely agree. I hope that whenever we do get a house, that we'll have nice neighbors. This kind of thing is something I miss about my small hometown.
goodjoan
Feb. 20th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
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That's one of the things I like about our little neighborhood! Everyone waves and says hello, we all keep an eye out for one another. When my gallbladder went nuclear not only did my neighbors come up and ask the paramedics if the kids were ok and if we needed help, they came to the ER with me and kept me company while I waited! When my elderly neighbor was sick and her family wouldn't come care for her, another neighbor went to help and got the medicine she needed. It's a nice place to live!
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