|Community Seeking 3/22/10||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Monty Berman (mberman116hotmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:02:57 -0700 (PDT)|
Tues, 23 Mar 2010From: Monty Berman firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Community SeekingTo: Cohousing-L cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org I think Sharon has it right about not looking to find “the right community.” (SEE HER EXCERPT BELOW) With my view of the newcomers experience here with EcoVillage at Ithaca over the 12 years of our existence, I’d say finding such a “right” community is a crap shoot---WITH THE DICE HEAVILY LOADED IN FAVOR OF IT HAPPENING.Monty-------------Monty Berman EcoVillage at IthacaIthaca, NY Message: 3 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:10:37 -0400 From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> Subject: [C-L]_ Community Seeking To: Cohousing-L cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org . . . That means the people in new communities know very little about each other except that they have all been brought together by a desire that sweeps away differences and focuses on the goal -- housing that is designed to support community. They aren't searching for utopia. Just a better way to live. They aren't searching for people like themselves, but for a neighborhood is supportive when it needs to be, knows how to celebrate together, and is open to new members. If they couldn't find one, they built one. So I'm concerned that the focus on finding just the right community might lead down the wrong path and result in fewer cohousing communities, not more. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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