Notice the quotes. Please, notice the quotes.
I don’t hate suburbia. To be quite honest, I haven’t heard anyone say this direct quote. Close, but not this.
Let’s be honest: the city is sexy.
Downtown skylines are picturesque at sunset, provide a unique “logo” for the city and house incredibly strong businesses and organizations.
In the midst of and around these skylines are pockets of tremendous need. It is easy to walk through a highly compact area and notice a thousand and one ways to meet these needs.
Cities have one-of-a-kind businesses and restaurants, trendy rows and historic structures.
Suburbia doesn’t quite have the history, as it’s been rewritten over the past few decades by new development.
Suburbia hosts business chains and sprawling office parks and residential developments. Homes are separated and confined.
The needs may be and look different but are no less important.
I, for one, want to look to the needs of my neighbors. I want to help the people I share a grocery store and a street and life with.
Wherever I live, it will be my home.