Okay.... OKAY! There's no such thing as a perfect community....
But what really ties people together? What keeps people connected. Is it the economy? Is it love? Is it the idea of commitment? I have no idea... I don't consider myself a "community member" but I am trying? Isn't that it? It's a practice? You show up, and keep showing up until something works then you just. KNOW? I mean.... there are no guarantees in life.....nothing...... NADA! Omg... NOTHING NO NOT EVEN THAT... I am talking to myself, yes I'm a little silly. But it's fun right? You still here right?
Me too..I'm grounded.
I love Asheville. It's been challenging it's chewed me up and spit me back out but I'm resilient like her.... Well... at this moment in time. See... I can change my mind. But it's not like I'm actually doing anything different, it's in my head. It's not about what you feel, it's about what you do with your feelings. It's not about waiting for something to be what it needs to be, it's about being present with what is. How are you offering your gifts at every moment in time... Being honest, being present.
What is your ideal community?
I invite you to consider these questions as you move toward an understanding of yourself and those around you so you can come into a shared reality, or at-least a baseline. ;-)