Updated: Feb 15
I love my neighborhood and find great delight and value in knowing my neighbors. But it can also feel strange to simply go up and meet new neighbors or extend niceties beyond politeness. I mean, once you get through the, “Hi, my name is…. Where are you from? If you need anything, let us know, we live just right over there,” then what?
What do you say to folks you’ve just met and with whom you have little in common (at least, as far as you know)? Truthfully, at first meeting, all that binds you is that you both chose to live on the same block.