Lately, a group of neighbors has been gathering in the corner of the empty lot at Belmont and Pine to hang out and chat. They’ll be there again Friday starting around 3:30 in the afternoon and sitting around until everybody decides to go home.
we’ve got a card table and some chairs, we’re gonna sit there (at least a couple of times a week over the next month), you can stop by and visit, share a thought, have a talk, a rant, write something, maybe draw…or just bring us food
you, we, us (& them) may end up starting something here…and if not, at the very least, you’ll have been part of a brief capitol hill moment, mooment? maybe movement?
Organized by a group of neighbors via Facebook, [stories from] the table at the corner of belmont and pine is an experiment in community — but that overstates it. So far, the pictures and comments about the events on Facebook are mostly about the kind of things you do when you hang out with other people with no particular thing to do — except we don’t often find ourselves doing that much these days. Especially the no particular thing to do part. From the looks of things, there is no conversation agenda or assignment, etc. It’s a coffee klatch kind of thing for the new era where nobody really knows anybody else except for what we can gleen from Twitter. Sadly, I’ll probably be too busy to stop by. But if you go, hang out for me, ok?