Jeff and Jan brought us many varieties of tomatoes, basil and chilies from their garden. I made pesto from the basil. Now, we take a walk around our neighborhood and are invited to pick apples from a neighbor's tree. I will make an apple pie to share.
In The Power of Kindness, by Piero Ferruci, he writes about empathy:
"Training in empathy is perhaps one of the most urgent needs in our educational programs at all levels. Yehudi Menuhin, the great violinist, once made an extraordinary statement in an interview: If German youth had been brought up not only to appreciate the music of Beethoven, but to sing and dance traditional Jewish music, the Holocaust would not have happened."
I don't know if that might have been so, but I do believe the more we know each other, both locally and globally, the better off we are. Happy sharing the bounty of summer. We are in harvest time.