by Raven Glomus
Communal living is important.
It’s what this blog is all about and it is how, I believe, we are meant to live. At the same time, many people find communal living hard and new communities fail at a rapid rate.
On Facebook I started exploring this paradox over several posts. In this one I decided to look at why, if we are tribal animals, communal living doesn’t come naturally.
Yes, I got thirty-one responses (actually, a few of the responses were mine, responding to other comments). Here are a lot of them, beginning with a quick response from Nyle Alantin, followed by a two part comment from Lucy Perry, which elicited a much longer comment from Allen Butcher.
Then there was a back and forth between Zamin Danty and me:
Then Katya Slepoy stepped in, eliciting reponses from Theresa, me, Allen, Rejoice, and Dina Ciccarone.
Then Allen wrote an extremely long comment that got a response from Delaney Calyx which elicited two more comments from Allen:
Finally, another commenter, Mary Hall stepped in and started a back and forth with me and Allen.