A neighbour might refer to someone who lives next door,
a few houses away, within your estate, your township...
Or, it might refer to a neighbouring state or even country.
I was delighted to read a response from Janine Dawn Eagle suggesting,
"We know all our neighbours for about 2 km around". I think that's g-r-e-a-t.
For me, I think it's beaut getting to know more about my neighbours within our district of Fyansford.
And, that's what this page is all about - both 'older' and 'younger' Fyansfordites (as described by Ashton Applewhite in her book "This Chair Rocks". .
To me a neighbour isn't someone who lives in my pocket, knows my every action or cares whether I'm rich, poor or whatever. It's not about religion or politics. It's more about a sense of caring, common humanity, getting-alongness and acceptance.
Above all I think it has to do with a healthy sense of community, e.g. sharing the fun of Halloween, Christmas, ...
It's also about providing our neighbours
with information, a helping hand,
sharing community knowledge
In my Personal Musings (Blog #6)
I highlighted the talents of one my amazing neighbours...
I think it's truly amazing what talented people live 'next door', just up the road, around the corner, in the next street.... One neighbour is a micro-biologist, one a gold prospector, one a keen off-roader...