Now I cannot find my notes for this story, with the names of all the participants whose photo I took. I promised to put them on my blog. I am usually not this disorganized. I will put the names up when I find my notes.
Community gardening is important to the local
people. All the plants on this table are edible.
Most were picked that morning.
Aren't they beautiful? The flowers are edible too.
It's so embarassing to not remember
people's names. I really do apologize.
Eve will tell me names when I talk to
Malik Seneferu does art outreach
for at-risk youth. His wife is a
school teacher. He is often at Point
These passion flowers are edible.
at left is Naomi Williams with her co-workers who
watchdog bars and liquor stores to stop
proliferation of liquor-selling establishments in
the local area.
These ladies volunteer to help breast cancer
patients. They have a support group at Doctor's
Hospital, I think.
These people have a new kind of counseling
service called co-counseling. You talk and they
listen. Then they talk and you listen. So it's
a two-way street.
I talked and then was interrupted by the announcer
telling us that the musical performance was
about to begin, so they didn't get to talk
after all. Maybe we'll continue the conversation
at some other event. I do have the ability to
listen to people.
Naomi Williams speaking. There was another
event a few blocks away so most of the neighbors
had gone there. They were a lot louder than us
and it sounded like a revival meeting to me, with the
minister shouting about how he had gotten
someone out of jail and they hadn't gone back to jail
again, ever, and they had lived happily ever after.
That sounds hopeful and uplifting,
to me, because I usually hear about how
people are revolving door drunks, recidivists,
and my dad's favorite word, incorrigible.
But I was tired at the end of the day,
so I did not go to the revival meeting.
I just went home.
Eve Howard with my butterfly
face painting. Notice that I
did not paint right on her eyelids.
I guess the other is prettier, but I think
it is safer and healthier this way,
and it's still pretty. Thanks for a
nice relaxing health fair.