I realize the past few posts have been a bit negative. As I was walking home past all the garbage on the street I was already crafting an angry diatribe. But just then, I passed the new trees that were planted in the park on New Hampshire and Taylor and a huge smile crossed my face. Sure the trees are small, and they don’t have any leaves but if you close your eyes you can imagine how beautiful they will look. That is the beauty of Petworth, there is always something to smile about. The trees are a great start and hold so much promise. Another thing I love is when the neighborhood kids call me Mr. Prince instead of just Prince. These kids can be so polite, just like seeing the trees, whenever one of the kids calls me Mr. Prince I smile and know that there is hope for our future.