Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mending Walls

Why are there still fences all over the place? Most of us live in suburban areas where a fence doesn't really serve a purpose, outside of aesthetics. Maybe if we all had some animals running around on our property we would have a real reason to try and separate ourselves.

Fencing is a great way to keep things in (or out). So when your sweet neighbors--in Richland MI, for example--walk outside and see your fenced-in yard, the message is that they are not welcome. However, fencing is so common that people will hardly notice the purpose they are serving anymore. Your neighbor will probably come by one day and help you fix it, not understanding the irony of their actions and their words as they recite, "Good fences make good neighbors."

We are all separated by these fences and we don't even realize it. Everyone is so happy being an individual that we try to apply to every aspect of life. Take down your fencing and have a BBQ in your front yard. Good neighbors make good neighbors and that is as simple as it gets. Be a good neighbor and those who live around you will happily return the favor.

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