“Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like
if each of us offered,
as a matter of course,
just one kind word
to another person.”
Over the holidays, Hubby and I made a visit to our local Pittsburgh Smithsonian-affiliate museum – the Heinz History Center.
One of the highlights for me was the special exhibit of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – one of my favorite childhood television shows.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was filmed in Pittsburgh for three decades from 1968 – 2001. The compassion, patience, morality, and advocacy for important public causes Fred Rogers taught is embedded in my heart and soul.
As I viewed the exhibit,
reminisced about the home of X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat,
gazed at the castle of King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday, and Prince Tuesday,
and was transported by Trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe,
I dreamed of a World neighborhood where kind words were spoken…..
and love was shared….
and this song stayed in my head…..
“It’s You I like.
It’s not the things you wear.
It’s not the way you do your hair.
But it’s You I like,
the way you are right now,
the way down deep inside you.
Not the things that hide you…
Can’t we all get along?
Can’t we all accept each other?
Thank you Mr. Rogers.
Your wisdom transcends time, age, color, race, gender, identity, religion, ethnicity.
Cheers & Hugs