Connecting with community
I’ve been in my current location for nigh on three years now, I guess, and I just got around to trying to contact some of the local community. By local, I mean in my ‘burb. Obviously, I know several people in the City itself. But that’s an hour drive and no parking, not to mention horrific traffic. So I had coffee and some sandwiches with a local coven.
It wasn’t unpleasant. Some interesting people, certainly. I felt downright staid, which tells you something, I think. And, of course, there was the usual pagan hugging thing, which I fended off with a strategically held copy of Ioan Couliano. I’m much more a hand-shake kind of guy. Several of the people I spoke to seemed to have great senses of humor, which matters a lot to me. And they all seemed very active and dedicated.
So that was nice. I need to do stuff like that more often, even if it does mean walking away from my beautiful, beautiful Macbook for a couple hours.