Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The houses I stare at

Who lives in the houses I stare at daily from my kitchen/dining room window? Are they having a good day? Are their kids scrambling to get ready to go to school? Are they changing diapers like us? Are they married, divorced, single, together? Would they be good friends? Do they like to play cards?

I live in this small community with no community feel. Something seems so terribly wrong with that. I hate not knowing my neighbors on my street, let alone the people whose backyards I see so clearly every morning, lunch and dinner. (and all the snack times I'm in the kitchen). It's like I want to put up a big sign on my back deck "Hi! Good morning! How are you? Have a great day!" Or something. Wouldn't that be funny? I wonder if anyone would respond in kind or just think I'm plain nuts.

We have a flood/creek area behind us with a walking trail so the houses I stare at are ~300 yards away (??) but still...I can see them and they see me. There has to be some neat kindred souls over there that would be great friends. If nothing else I am sure there are people over there that could use my prayers.

How has life gotten so big that we don't even know our own community anymore? It makes me sad and I feel as though I am missing out on something so basic and so vital to my core. Am I the only one?


  1. I was just wondering the same thing the other day. We moved two months ago and we have yet to meet a single neighbor. I was hoping we would find friends for summer bar-b-ques or neighborhood parties but it doesn't look like that type of neighborhood I guess. =(

  2. I hear you. I wish we had more people our age on our street. Everyone looks older. I haven't seen any other children. :(

  3. Go knock on the doors across the street with baked goods! hehehe. I'm sure once the weather warms up and school is no longer in session, everyone will come out of hibernation!!!