Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Boxing Day Card

My friend, the artist Stuart Rapeport, sent me a link to this snapshot of his Highland Park neighborhood, which I found to be quite delightful, and so much in keeping with what I have been saying recently on The Buddha Diaries about lifeboats. A neighborhood like this one is a lifeboat, too. Stuart's brief film gives a real sense of community, a particular kind of love in its loving attention to detail. The voice-over narrative is another plea for community, for a sense of common--and mutual--responsibility for each other as human beings sharing the plight and the joys of our human predicament. Please accept it, with my thanks to Stuart, as a Boxing Day card.

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