“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Last Saturday, the Southland Neighborhood Association blocked off the street (Southland Drive), set up a stage, invited local vendors and food trucks, and had a party. I got back from Aunt Janet’s birthday party in time to catch the last hour with Stacy. I somehow managed to avoid buying one of the Southland t-shirts, but it was difficult to walk away from. I’ve lived in the Southland neighborhood for ten years, and adored every day of it. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darned close and exactly right for me.