I missed that about Pucallpa before I left even. Our sweet little next door neighbors were so close that the 2 year old twins would stand in their window in the morning and greet me as I sat on my couch in my own living room reading the Bible. When Tim sneezed, they laughed. Just a few steps further away were our friends Marshall, David, Rachael, and her David. Plenty of people to borrow eggs from, catch a ride with, and run to when we need a listening ear.
I'm blessed still to live in a neighborhood where that's a possibility. Two ridiculous dogs are helping us make friends, but in general it's a pretty friendly place. It's fun to be on a street with people speaking all kinds of languages and paying all kinds of mortgages and rents. I appreciate that our community walks places, and that there are places to go nearby. I'm not sure how I feel about gentrification in general, but for now, I'm enjoying how eclectic our neighborhood is.