Community spirit lives here...



A few blocks from my house, nestled in a public garden on the street corner, there is a charming example of the community nature of my neighbourhood.  There is a curio cabinet, lovingly built and brightly painted, that holds books.  It is give and take arrangement, for adults as well as children.  For those who love to read, finding a new book, free no less, is akin to finding treasure.  If there is a book on the shelf that seems perfect for you it is pure serendipity; you rush home with your bounty in your arms to settle down on the couch and dig in.

Besides fiction, the bookshare has offered up some interesting selections...
How to be Single; Love, Loss & What I Wore and even Mary-Jo Eustace's Divorce Sucks.  Obviously people like to help themselves along with helping others, casually leaving those selections available like only a good neighbour would.  Apparently reinvention and renovation are not just meant for the houses, the grande old dames of the century-old neighbourhood; a bit worn but full of character on the outside, fresh and modern and "renovated" on the inside.


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