The Bringers and the Givers

The term ‘neighbor’ brings to mind many things: Gladys Kravitz, block parties, casserole dishes, “love thy,” and “won’t you be my.” Or maybe you imagine the trappings of a neighborhood like its zip code, its lawncare, or the size of its houses. But what truly is a neighbor?

In the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee describes neighbors through the eyes of the young character Scout:

“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our ne