Befriending neighbors through music

Do you know your neighbors? I certainly don’t! And that is sad, because I am pretty sure they all have fascinating stories to share…

SpaciousA few weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook a short message which lead me to the FotoWeekDC exhibition — a remarkable display of journalistic photography — which was followed by an equally fascinating presentation by PechaKucha presentation. Among the ten presenters two particularly intrigued me because of their attempt to build bridges among neighbors and enable community building on a very organic, local level. One of them, Spacious, particularly inspired me with its idea of inspiring and enabling unusual friendship, very much like the idea of the befriended stranger.

To make the long story short, I am going to try to invite my neighbors to the house concert of classical music which I will host on Friday. Let’s see what happens!

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  • On SPACIOUS plays, barriers and oneness - Befriended Stranger : Befriended Stranger :

    […] I met Cary and Joey a year and a half ago, and have attended a number of their events which are very consistent with my own personal philosophy epitomized by this blog, that all strangers can be potential friends as long as we see them as they are, beautiful and noble. Some events were thought provoking and others were fun inducing like the infamous Pie Fight which was covered by the Washington Post: […]

    5 years ago
  • The joy of live music! - Befriended Stranger :

    […] nobody from the invited neighbors joined us, though someone made an anonymous call at around 7 pm and I suspect it was to check […]

    4 years ago

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