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Lions Roar : March 2011
SHAMBHALA SUN MARCH 2011 65 The Trouble sTarTed on a late afternoon in september. It was around 6 p.m., and I was sitting under one of the trees in my backyard, watching a brace of pigeons splash wildly around in our stone bird bath, beneath which a stone head of the buddha rose up from the grass. My dog Nova, a West highland white terrier, rested peacefully nearby. I’ve always loved this hour of the day, when the spill of late afternoon light, so ethereal, filtered through old-growth trees in Wedgwood, a neighborhood of gentle hills and slopes at the edge of strip malls, burger joints, auto dealers, and rick’s top- less nightclub in lake City. but here you never felt you were in a big city—with all those big city problems—because before the second World War this area used to be an orchard filled with more apple, pear, and plum trees than people, and all that lush plumage absorbed the whoosh of traffic on lake City Way. here, traffic moved along at thirty miles an hour. Years ago, it was outside the city limits, and so mailboxes were not attached to our houses but instead were out on the street, which had no sidewalks. Charles Johnson’s new neighbor had hardly settled in when all hell broke loose—or so it seemed. A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 69 percent of Americans think their fellow countrymen are becoming ruder and less civilized. Men are much more likely than women to have confronted someone over their rude behavior, though more women than men think sales and service personnel are ruder than they were a decade ago. Adults over age fifty are more likely than their younger counterparts to think it is rude for someone sitting next to them in public to talk on their cellphone. * * * I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange I am ungrateful to those teachers. —KahlIl GIbraN IllusTraTIoNs bY erIC haNsoN