showing my age
I'm sure I'm not the only 34 year old sitting here grieving for mister rogers today. I have always felt baffled by anyone who did not "get" how wonderful and important he was, to young children and to their parents. last october, I heard betty jo middleton, a great unitarian universalist religious educator, speak about her life and work, and she talked of how as a struggling young parent, she was ministered to every afternoon by a man who told her that she was good enough just the way she was.
I remember where I was when I heard that Kurt Cobain has passed. I will never forget this morning, sitting in front my computer with the tears coming down, and the good neighbor song in my head.