Yeah, I'm an artist.
Things seen along the road today.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Rainbow on the corner.
On my way to school in the morning, I pass through an urban neighborhood with pretty houses along a tree-lined avenue. If I catch it at the right time, I get to see the residents of the neighborhood with their children waiting for the school bus on corners. One corner in particular looks like a Benetton advertisement - out of four family groups waiting for the bus, there are four distinct ethnic groups represented: a black family with two kids, an Asian family with three kids, a latino or filipino family, and two white Jewish kids.
The prospect of living in such a diverse community really appeals to me, although the bars on the first floor windows of the pleasant looking houses speak to my fear of living so close to rougher elements.
I'm a suburban girl who has grown up in a homogeneous society. After a while, I think maybe one loses the ability to find belonging in a community different from their own, even if one harbors a desire to do so.
posted by hilary at 9:00 AM |
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