Houses | East Wenatchee, WA | October 2019

A neighborhood can emerge as an abstract mix of light and shadows, angles and planes, people and personalities. You know: A jumble of quiet, noise, laughter, anger, buddies and jerks. Those many pieces seem to mesh best when connected by the amiable qualities of empathy and forgiveness. “Imagine what our neighbors would be like if each of us offered just one kind word to another person,” said Mister Rogers, the children’s TV luminary. “Sometimes that’s all it takes to nourish another person. Think of the ripple effect … one kind word has a wonderful way of turning into many.”

[In photo: Morning sun delineates shapes and shadows in East Wenatchee’s Briarwood neighborhood.]