The Neighboring Movement

07 May: Walking and Observing

Reflecting on my week, I realized all of the connections I made because I was able to walk to work most days. Walking and observing each day allowed me to take note of especially beautiful gardens or people just enjoying a moment in the sun. I even had an impromptu meeting on the way to work one afternoon when I bumped into a colleague who works at another non-profit. I had sent her a long email the previous day. When she saw me she walking by, she said, “You know, if you can remember the list of items in your email, maybe I can answer them right now.” Chatting in the shade was much more pleasant than having to make plans via email or over a zoom conversation.