Our neighborhoods are the kernels of democracy. Strangers get to know and depend on each other. We learn this as young children. If we’re going to have enough kids to play baseball, we will need everybody. Stokely Carmichael said, “Politics is what you can see from your living room window.” We may not be able to change everything in Washington DC, but we all can have an impact on what happens right outside of our house. What our neighbors have done or are in need of doing shapes our lives. Neighborhoods are not perfect places; they are human places, where we live. It’s where beauty is born.
Featured songs: When Brother Ron Makes It | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2018 BMI; Welcome Home | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2020 BMI; In My Neighborhood | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1991 BMI