Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Secret :: Pulling a Boo Radley.....
I shared this story on Facebook and Twitter so I am sharing it here as well. In my neighborhood there is a small playground. It used by a wide range of little ones, families with fixed incomes, Medical Student Families, Refugee and Immigrant Families. And sadly my neighborhood also has been plagued by a huge number of Foreclosures. And so on Sunday Nights Trash Nights I was constantly seeing perfectly good Toddler Toys set to the curb, many in fairly good condition. So I started in early spring gathering them and cleaning and repairing them. And by the time Summer came I began sneaking to the playground late at night and putting them out, cars and buckets, and fire engines. And then during the day I could walk by and silently and gleefully watch the toys being played with and cherished. It is my secret and no one in my hood knows I do this and I like it that way.
For Anyone that does not know the reference, Boo Radley is from To Kill A Mockingbird, he is a quiet gentle soul who gives toys and small treasures in a secret spot for Jem and Scout in the book. He does it only to bring them some joy....a Secret Gift.