Chatting with neighbors takes time

This morning I sat on a stoop watching the kids in the car on the street during alternate side parking and had a conversation about the neighborhood with a elderly couple who moved in in the 1960's. They were sitting on their stoop enjoying espressos and the pleasant weather.    They know who lives where on the block and remember what things were like in the past. It is rejuvenating to have a conversation about nothing in particular without  having to rush to something else. They had a doctors appointment and I was done waiting for parking, so the conversation may have only lasted for 15 minutes, but because it wasn't rushed, it felt like much longer. 

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