I just RSVP’d for our neighborhood block party and I am very excited to attend for the second year in a row because it seems we’re on a roll after a many-years gap in neighborhood gatherings. Especially emerging from the worst (we hope) of COVID, it feels all the more rejuvenating to be spending time getting to know our neighbors better. In recent years we’ve had so much turnover, that last year I took out my phone to keep track of everyone’s names and house numbers. I love how Garrett Bucks captures the joy and possibility that are generated when we organically create community. It makes me more optimistic for the future to think about what everyday folks can accomplish.