Unbelievable! That’s the only way to describe the coming together of the people of San Antonio that I have observed in last few months.
From MidTown Brackenridge meetings to SA2020 to the Downtown Summit and now the HemisFair Park workshop last night, I feel the spirit of our community and concern of our city leaders for San Antonians and what we want and need. There is just something so special about gathering with people from all walks of life who continue to come together to make San Antonio a better place.
No one wants to make it a different place – we love who we are and we’re proud to “Keep San Antonio Lame” as the bumper sticker says. We poke fun at what others seem to think about us because we know who we are and we know we live in one of the most special places in the world. We validate ourselves but love to hear those who come here to work with us in our planning marvel at who we are, the jewel that is San Antonio and the feeling that permeates our community. As one group said last night, we celebrate everything in San Antonio.
Sure, there are things we need to make better but we’re working on it and I’m thrilled to be part of the planning. Maybe it’s since I became an Urban Girl I feel more a part of everything San Antonio. I see the life beneath my window and I want to be part of everything that’s happening; to make my voice heard and hear the voices of movers and shakers and everyday people like myself and your voice too.
Like I said, I love San Antonio!