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    The AtlanticJoe Keohane8/4/2112 min
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    The Atlantic
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    • EZ19691 year ago

      My son and I feel like we have a neighborhood full of friends - our doormen, the super next door, the women at the grocery check-out, the polyglot who works selling coffee in the bodega, the owner of the laundromat who offered to let my son do his homework there when I had to go back to the office during Covid. I feel like there are many eyes on him, helping to keep him safe. And he feels that care and protection as we make our rounds on the block.

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      My mother was a master of connection and conversation. As a child I was always amazed at how easily she engaged with people. She had an openness about her, a curiosity and warmth that allowed these interactions to unfold with ease and grace. Her message of trust and optimism was absorbed by me and I certainly have enjoyed talking to strangers my entire life. It just seems natural, I don’t even have to think about it. It has been her gift that keeps on giving.

      • thorgalle
        Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
        1 year ago

        Wonderful, it sure brightens up the world around you!

    • sjwoo1 year ago

      Thank you, @Jessica, for the rec! Love this.

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Yup, great read. Thanks for posting!