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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Last week a neighbor popped over to give my children the toys she had earned through her grocery store purchases.  That gesture, entirely mundane and unremarkable in my home context, has filled me with pleasure every time I’ve thought about it since.  Our home in the U.S. was a small town, tight-knit and friendly. Many residents, including us, worked for or had graduated from the local college. Within a short time of moving in, I knew all my neighbors in…

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Evening Walk

Evening Walk

We walked tonight, us five. We left the house as the sun settled on the rooftops. The air, no longer warmed by the sun’s most intense heat, had cooled. I shivered slightly, and as I inhaled I caught the scent of a wood stove from a nearby house. I inhaled again, deeper this time, into my heart. The boys rushed ahead on their bikes, pleased with the freedom that two wheels and a long footpath gave them. We followed behind,…

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