June 30, 2013

Community thought

Posted in Thoughts and Reflections at 3:57 pm by

This post was interesting to me, considering all the talk that goes back and forth about how to build community and who is or isn’t part of any given community at any given moment: The Art of the Community.

Who do you show up for when they need you? Who shows up for you? Does community extend beyond that? Should it?

Ultimately, I don’t think I’d draw the borders quite as close as Anne does; I see community as being more layered, ranging from truly close “kin” community up through communities of proximity or necessity. But I may not be the best person to expound on this, considering I never really understood community on a visceral level until I joined the House, and I still don’t know what the trigger moment was that made me say, “Oh, yes, I see, *this* is *that.*”

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