It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood 13. June 2012 “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” – The Republic of Empathy by Sam Lipsyte
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Your quote immediately reminded me of an American children’s program called “Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood” where he sung, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” at the beginning of every show. If the neighborhood has coffee, it is beautiful.
I thought exactly the same thing. I remember Mr Rogers well.
Now there is a place I’d like to sit and talk to friends. Good coffee, good talk and a nice sunny day. You have captured a feeling!
HA! Salt life! HA! – okay, almost. This is a boat repair shop at the river. They mostly repair and restore small motor boats and sailing boats. Since the photo was taken Sunday I guess these are the remains of the workers’ break on Friday. Nice, eh? I like the feeling very much. Doing your work. Having a break. Sitting in the sun. Talking.
TGF and Ed: Hm, if this is a well known topos in American culture perhaps the quote is an allusion to this? That’s the thing the foreigner never knows, never sees, never finds. If this is the case it would be a very cynical scene: it’s a drone saying this. A drone getting ready to kill someone. A drone exploring the terrain beforehand. Makes sense for a dark SF story.
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