We have a “dogwood festival parade” in Charlottesville. I love a parade. People in the street. Music.
A communal celebration, in the daylight. The nearest we get in the Old Dominion to a second line.
Charlottesville High School band
Bring you flag, your dog, your children your vehicle
I saw a former work colleague getting ready with the lion suit. Woody has been a Lion’s Club member for 32 years.
Great anticipation rules. Wearing the tiara.
A perfect day for a parade, cool temperatures, California quality light.
The main excitement was some vapor and engine noise from a biking contingent. Alas, breaking traction is frowned upon in the Old Dominion.
People in Richmond are all about business. No time for the CHO foolishness. Have to be serious to live in RIC.
Walking in the County southeast past the shops at Stonefield. Enjoying the new sidewalk and trees. Headed home. Arriving at the “Main Street” of the County, US Route 29, the neighborhood model takes on a new light. How is the pedestrian meant to cross into Charlottesville? Carefully. Not sure exactly how many lanes there are, standing on one side they are a challenge to count. Big asphalt. Twelve lanes?
There are lots of hashmarks scattered about the intersection, providing guidance to motorists about how to negotiate the DMZ. I didn’t see a crosswalk.
It seems that “transit” in the county means four wheels and a motor. If you have the misfortune to engage in bipedal locomotion, be fleet of foot. What momma said. Look both ways before crossing this road.
In an alternate reality.
I miss listening to Jim Kunstler on my weekly drives around Virginny.
Farewell to the auto age and hello again to real communities. Hard to believe, I’m sure, as you read this in traffic on your iPad, but your commuting days are numbered.–James Howard Kunstler
Wouldn’t really blame Santa for staying home this year. Lot of sadness in the world. Get back in bed and pull the covers over your head Bigman.
Thank you very much.
Are not Americans natives of the world ? This is Hindu, Hindu Om.
We should realize oneness of humanity. Mentally, physically and emotionally we are all the same. Happy life deserved by everybody.
To become genuine practitioner…We need some effort to bring full conviction, the practice of compassion and love, loving kindness, these things are of immense benefit to oneself and to others.
(Muki the bomb dog, checking for explosives and firearms)
We human beings a social animal, every survivor depends on the rest of the community. Friendship, spiritual cooperation, very essential. me me me totally against reality. Result, lonely.
Happy community, happy society. Among your neighbors that Family who have real human affection among their members, that family no matter how poor or how difficult things it is, that family actually much happier than those families, very powerful very rich but lack all inner peace, unhappy.
(Crowd control and client protection is easier with no client and a small crowd.)
(mindfulness is critical in this and every moment)
This the peaceable kingdom. The multitude walking with a two ounce pour.