Arts Live Here: Celebrating Joel Simon – Troop 276
This is my world today. This is a sacred place within a sacred space within a community within a neighborhood within a city.
It’s a pretty cool place. Thanks to a Boy Scout named Joel Simon.
For my story, this place was completed on August 13th, 2021 – one day before the 18th birthday of the very man who created it.
It was completed on Friday the 13th. 13 is my lucky number.
Yes, Virginia. Great things are possible every day – even on Friday the 13th.
Thanks Joel for creating this place for us to enjoy!
Bloom where you are planted
Joel grew up in this community where we celebrate abundance, where we look for abundance, where we find abundance, where we shine a light on abundance.
I grew up in this community as well. Rather, I am growing up in this community.
So it made total sense for Joel to pick this spot for his final project in his journey to become an Eagle Scout. Because he quite literally grew up in this building. Well, at least one day a week. Sundays. A day of rest.
So Joel created a place to rest.
We bloom where we are planted.
The Abundant Community: Broadway
This new community fire pit and art space is part of a magical space – The Abundant Community: Broadway. Inside, there are many rooms. And there is even a magical hallway called the Magical Arts Corridor! Come check it out sometime! It’s pretty rad, as my husband Brandon likes to say. I tend to agree.
There’s a lot more going on here DURING the week than there is on Sunday. Just saying.
Shining a Light on What is Already Here
When Joel Simon had to decide on a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he chose this place because he grew up in this church — in this community.
Because of that experience, he wanted to shine a light on what is already here today: abundance.
Seek and ye shall find.
Thanks for listening.
Keep tellin’ the story.
Signed ever faithfully,
The Right Reverend Lord C. August Peacock III