An Oasis amidst Parking Lots


This is one of the last photos I took with my dearly departed Palm Pixi, which I lost late last week.

Imagine that instead of looking like islands, these businesses were sort of squashed together. They have sidewalks running between them, and can share a parking lot. You could visit multiple stores without engaging in the multiple car seat wrestling match. In fact, your townhouse, with its perfectly-sized little yard, is right around the corner. You pop the kids into the stroller once and you’re done. Starbucks wouldn’t have to incorporate the cost of parking into your coffee price, and you could have a mocha every day without ever darkening the door of Weight Watchers.

It’s completely within reach if we just decide to make it happen.