Saturday, April 25, 2009

A beautiful day

Late yesterday afternoon I went to visit my mom for a bit and when I drove past Bremen Street Park there were, without exaggeration, hundreds and hundreds of people there. Mostly they were children on the swings and other play elements, but there were also young and old adults walking, sitting and hanging out.

It was a refreshing image of urban life, and I immediately thought of this blog and how -- on any issue concerning East Boston -- there are comments that rant in completely negative terms about the neighborhood, the people, the businesses, the politicians. I think that we all should stop and sniff the proverbial flowers. We live in a place that is cool, diverse and safe. Yes, the streets are sometimes dirty; a neighbor can sometimes be annoying; we're not without crime or a gang element or an issue that city government should have responded to more quickly. Reading over the comments, however, one would think that Eastie is the South Bronx in the 1970s.

So let's enjoy the arrival of spring. As the prophet Bono says, "It's a beautiful day / Don't let it get away."


N.starluna said...

Bremen Street park is a very nice park. I have a friend who comes to visit from Canton on a regular basis just to take her son to this park.

Anonymous said...

I see your positive posts don't get a lot of comments. I was feeling the same as one of the people you probably saw taking advantage of that park. It's easy for me to complain about all the negatives, but I need to focus more on all the great things about living in this neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Glad that people are enjoying the park. for years it was just abandoned land. I agree too much negativity. Satchel Paige once said don;t chase after a bus, don;t eat fried foods and only entertain good thoughts. Enjoy the park, life is short.