I am trying something completely new.
I get ideas for blogging all the time, but if I’m not actually in front of; a piece of paper, an open/ready WordPress app – the idea/ideas are as good as gone.
Okay – so today as I was puttering in the kitchen, I was inspired to listen to Fleetwood Mac’s – Rumours album (1977… I know!).
Anyway, my brain was yet again actively engaged in, my never ending obsession over ‘community’.
I mean – what is this?
I even draw conceptual pictures about it.
[photo of b+w sketch here]
[photo of colour sketch here]
All the time I was in the kitchen, listening to my music, I was going back and forth to my pad of paper and wrote down my ‘random’ community thoughts. Ugh!
[photo of my scribbly notes on community here].
Anyway here’s my idea. I am going to dictate my notes into my blog here, hoping you can help me decipher my meandering thoughts.
Our children are sacred.
They are very important to our ongoing civilization and evolution as a species.
We nurture them.
We are their role models.
As part of our community, they will grow up into caring nurturing adults.
We can heal our past wounds by focusing on the pain we don’t want.
Each of us has a role in our community to look after ‘our ‘children. Providing for their needs.
Where one cannot do… Another will pick up.
[something needs to go here???]
We will all understand the same desire… And we will work towards that desire (values?).
[hand sketch of stages of life: Baby. Toddler. Child. Teen (another word for ‘teen’?). Young adult. Adult. Elder. With the stages is a drawing of a ‘wavy line’ (horizontal) representing the ‘ups + downs’ of life/stages of life. Each wavy line has a horizontal ‘straight line’ going thru the ‘middle’. This ‘straight’ line represents ‘balance/harmony’]
Community is: collective, collaborative, living, experimental.
Community = The whole.
Community = Life. Balance. A safe place to experiment. To take risks.
Community will always strive for balance and harmony. Under those values… the community will know when things are out of balance.
[analogy for community in a drawing. As follows:
stars (stars in the sky = highs in life)
boat (boat = community = balance/harmony)
anchor (anchor below the water = lows in life)]
Something about a ‘barometer’ came to mind here.
I have a whole other page of notes on ‘time’ and how we work with it – but will leave it for another post.