Tribal Thoughts

Yesterday my sweet friend, Allysun, sent me an article along with a very thoughtful email. I really miss her and it made me miss her more. Reading this article made me daydream along with her for the described type of shared lifestyle and balance. This kind of bond is something that is hard to come by within the same town or neighborhood.


RC said...

I think this is why so many of us turn to the internet. We find the "kindred spirits" out there and build our tribes online.

We aren't preparing food together, watching our kids or cleaning our houses, but we are providing outlook and insight, listening and appreciating, learning and watching.

Suzanne said...

I agree with RC wholeheartedly! I love getting to spend this kind of time with friends. The problem is that I'm gung ho about it at first, but then I kind of burn out. I guess you could say that I'm an intermittent tribal member! :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

I am a pretty private person when it comes to living quarters. This sounds nice ideally, but a little too much like a polygamist community for me...I'll clean my own toilets, thanks.

I do see how nice it could be, but I don't think I could ever force myself to share THAT much time with another woman who isn't family...I would just be weirded out..I know I am a party pooper.

But, it really was a very interesting read, so thanks for sharing.

Alice Wills Gold said...

And, I agree with both of the above that I have really found a great social network in the blogging world where I only have to share pictures of my toilet and stories about my toilet and get encouragement to scrub my toilet, but I never have to let another woman actually clean it for me :)