Monday, June 24, 2013
early thirsty re: your community, your crew, your comrades, your tribe, your peeps
I'm part of a group that regularly discusses whatever the Christian Science Monitor publishes. I don't think any of us are Christians or Christian Scientists, but we are hooked on the CSMonitor. We've all been reading it for decades. They get me, I get them.
So that's one of my tribes--and one that probably actually matters to me more than the American Association of Hamsterfurology or most of my fellow proffies in my school's Department of
And family matters to me. For better or for worse, they are my clan.
Some others will go without mention.
Q. What are your most meaningful communities? Church? Russian mobsters? Friends from high school, uni, grad school? The guys you've been drinking coffee with every morning for years at that cheap restaurant? Who is your most meaningful community? Is there one you expect to endure until you die? Is there one you would recommend to the rest of us lost souls?
Don't mention the other three of us at CM. We know how important we are to you.
And don't mention your fellow hamsterfurologists--unless the mere mention of them literally makes your mouth water and your loins lubricate.
Be honest, dammit.