Friday, January 27, 2006

A good cause, and a good neighborhood.

The fabulous Mir is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Boston this summer. Please go to her blog and read all about it, and if you are able, a donation to this very worthy cause would be much appreciated. In any case, click over to Mir's blog and tell her how beautiful she is, inside and out, because she IS.

In fact, once you have read Mir's blog, you'll want to go back day after day, because Mir is a lovely interesting person, and she shares her life with us in words that are perfection. You won't want to miss a day. Mir is the friend we all wish lived next door.

Next door. Some people don't even know who their next door neighbors are. We work during the day, and are so busy and tired at night that we no longer invite the neighbors to come over and sit on the porch with us. We live so close to other nice people, and we barely know them.

The internet has given us a second chance to hang out with nice neighbors. Tired as we are, we can press a few buttons and have instant access to lots of wonderful people. Our internet neighbors are warm and friendly and we love them, as our parents loved the neighbors next door and across the street and down the block. They had time. We don't. It's a shame.

But late at night, after the kids are in bed, when all the actual neighbors are asleep, we can sit at our computers and talk with our internet neighbors, and catch up on their lives, and learn about their children and their jobs and their pets and their homes and their hobbies and interests. We help each other with our problems, and encourage each other. We sympathize, and we rejoice. Just like good neighbors do.

Nothing has really changed except the location of the neighbors. And on the internet, there are no barking dogs, screaming kids, vandals, blaring sirens, loud parties, or cranks. Well, there ARE, but we don't have to notice them.

Unless we want to. And speaking of parties, isn't it about time for another Bash?

Yes, our internet neighbors are the finest kind. I love you all.
Posted by Mamacita (The REAL one) @ 12:20 AM | |


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