Most of the time, the neighborhood is quiet.

That's one of the first surprises about Sun Valley. So many people living in such a small area, and yet it is so still. Sun Valley rouses itself, like other neighborhoods, for morning coffee and the walk to the bus stop or school. Then it settles again, as if gathering itself for the after-school, back-from-work, time-for- supper hubbub.

But something else runs through the quiet. It is not despair,... [more]