Re: Some Coho-Moments: Traditions - an annual theme?
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:29:42 -0800 (PST)
Craig -- this is so cool!   "Songaians" are so forward thinking!   I've sent 
your email it to my community -- I hope we can do something like this during 
our New  Year's Eve get together.

Thank you for sharing this!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA
703 663 3911

On Dec 30, 2010, at 3:57 PM, Craig Ragland wrote:

> 
> Songaia Community (near Seattle) has created a New Years Tradition of:
> 
> (1) naming the past year (the final step of a well-established process)
> 
> (2) selecting a theme for the next year (done more casually)
> 
> ------------------
> 
> Last year, we:
> 
> (1) named 2009 "Begendings with Care" - which spoke to beginnings and
> endings and how much care was given and needed by our community.
> 
> (2) never actually selected a single theme for 2010 - according to
> Barb's notes, the candidates were:
> 
> Look forward and remember when in 2010,
> Be a friend in 2010
> Community zen in 2010
> Begin again in 2010
> Accurate again in 2010
> Beautiful community again in 2010
> Invent again in 2010
> Rise again in 2010
> Now is zen in 2010
> Practice zen in 2010
> 
> ------------------
> 
> This year, I am spearheading the selection of a 2011 theme.
> 
> To help seed the waters... I
> 
> (1) shared an email with words that rhyme with eleven - as above,
> we've often included the year within the theme.
> 
> (2) offered a prize to the first person to reply to my email with the
> 2010 theme (since we never selected one, this was a "trick question").
> 
> -------------------
> 
> The first response about the theme was from Rachel, who wrote:
> 
> "Ummm, don't suppose it has to do with Spinal Tap?"
> 
> In case this is just confusing (or you want a cultural literacy refresher):
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeOXsA8sp_E&feature=related
> 
> Toward a new year,
> 
> Craig Ragland
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