The walls of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are light blue and fleeced with clouds

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The walls of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are light blue and fleeced with clouds

The walls of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are light blue and fleeced with clouds

It’s not a good word

“I know that,” Mister Rogers said, “and that’s why the prayer I’m going to teach you has only three words.”

He doesn’t know the color of his walls, and one day, when I caught him looking toward his painted skies, I asked him to tell me what color they are, and he said, “I imagine they’re blue, Tom

They are tall-as tall as the cinder-block walls they are designed to hide-and they encompass the Neighborhood’s entire stage set, from the flimsy yellow house where Mister Rogers comes to visit, to the closet where he finds his sweaters, to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where he goes to dream. The blue walls are the ends of the daylit universe he has made, and yet Mister Rogers can’t see them-or at least can’t know them-because he was born blind to color. ” Then he looked at me and smiled. “I imagine they’re blue.”

And yet still he fights, deathly afraid that the medium he chose is consuming the very things he tried to protect: childhood and silence.