Last week, in the Jan. 7 edition of the Journal, a letter writer asked the question, “What would Joyce say?” Though we’ll never know, it may be something like the following: “What’s the problem here in our community? What can be done to fix it? Let’s get started now, right now, to fix it.”
She wouldn’t wait for the perfect time or season – Joyce would probably remind all of us to put our money where it matters and to put our time in on what matters to our heart. And she would advise us to try to work together, to always involve each other. Joyce was persistent, even dogged, because she knew the solutions to big problems always take more time, more work, more money and more people. So, she’d tell us not to give up, to keep looking for the better solutions, and to never lose faith in the ability of people working together to make the world a better place.
San Juan Island