Last night I spent a few hours with some exceptional people. The Citizens Reform Club held a meeting at the VFW Hall on North Avenue and the featured guest was George Latimer who is running for NYS Senate. A fine man and fine public servant who was generous with his time and articulate on his views.
But, he left as planned for his next engagement and the couple of dozen people in the room began to discuss other topics. I will not identify them nor will I cover the topics in any depth. I just want to point out how critical it is to our regeneratiion as a community to have such people in our midst.
One young man, known to some of you enthusiastically mentioned the need and his commitment to build this community into a functioning and caring collectivity. He committed himself to this effort and sought support. What resonated to me was both the sheer joie de vivre of what he was saying and his utter distress at the apathy he is personally experiencing. We let it end at that point but ideas were floating and there is something in the wind.