In 2019, a neighbor can appear at the door and ask to borrow a cup of sugar! It happened tonight. What a delight. It’s nice to have a neighbor like that, and nice to be a neighbor like that.
In our suburban existence, we are not fully integrated into a community: certainly not as I knew community growing up in the 50s and 60s. But today, someone I care about and care for asked for a cup of sugar, and I smiled. It’s nice to be able to loan a cup of sugar.
Consider the value of borrowing a cup of sugar. This author says it may define community: Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society