As I sit at this window and perceive the outside in various degrees of isolation, I am forced to realize the vitality of public spaces. Everything urgent, everything necessary, happens among other people. Among strangers, neighbors and loved ones. It is here that I discover the significance of Berger message. It is that hope is not concentrated upon words like approach or distance but upon action. Every engagement brings with it a commitment of ourselves among others. The degree to which we act in accordance with that commitment is what matters.