In Green Acres Village, we are creating a space both welcoming and inclusive of anyone who seeks to both express themselves fully and cooperate consciously with others in a meaningful and unfolding manner. Here’s a wonderful Wendell Berry quote that distills the essence of what we call community.
A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other’s lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.
At last Wednesday’s weekly meal, we found ourselves spontaneously celebrating the arrival of each new/old person, with a yaaay Leah! yaaay Aaron!, yaaay Mariella! Asiri! Juakim! — and so on. Our boisterous greetings felt wonderful. Somebody said we reminded him of old “Friends” re-runs on TV.
Here are a few photos.
At next week’s Wednesday dinner, podmate Rebecca has agreed to give us a demonstration of how to darn our holey socks. YES!