People as Places as People by Kiko del Rosario

We are all in search for fleeting moments of joy in a city that we all hope to be liveable. We flock to the city because of its many promises – more so one that allows all aspects of the human condition to flourish. This characteristic separates a regular city from a liveable one. The former is simply a composition of people, buildings, and roads, while the latter prospers responsibility and synergy between its inhabitants.

In our small means, we must get to know our city. In reading we will know about its past and how it came about. In walking and observing we will know about its present and how it can be better. We must then share the stories that we discover – whether in writing, painting, or singing. Surely a liveable city produces creative minds; but creative minds can also produce a liveable city.