Reflecting on this phenomenal weekend, I realize that there has been a unique and meaningful community cultivated here among my friends in Raleigh. So many exchanges of words & ideas, hugs & kisses, favors & regrets, and victories & defeats have happened to form this web of relationships. Community is special and something we all (at some point) take for granted. Furthermore, there are special and different communities in so many places. I’m grateful for the communities that I’m a part of but also aware enough to recognize that there are so many others in different places, for different purposes, and with different qualities that also offer something special.
You can pursue whichever path you want, but ultimately your community is your local one.
Very soon, I will witness and experience (even more) local communities all across the continental US. I’m grateful for the opportunity to sample the flavors of community in other areas and regions of our country. But dammit, will I miss the homies in North Carolina.
Embrace your community. Don’t expect it.
- 7Ply Epic