|Invitation to Hopework supper October 28||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Englund (engl8813umn.edu)|
|Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:53:22 -0700 (PDT)|
Dear Hopework friends, September's Hopework supper celebrated the return of pot-luck feasting and the start of a conversation on intentional living including cohousing and other forms of intentional community. Joelyn Malone provided news of cohousing groups and possible sites in the area. The seven of us around the table shared what intentional living means to us and the possibilities for living that brought us to the conversation. My notes include: * a willingness to downsize private space even more if shared common space is available * friends ³taking turns being lame² (helping each other through periods of ill health or physical problems) * having a smaller footprint, being close to shops, using public transit, walking more * intentionally choosing to act with others from shared values (small town life doesn¹t always allow that). * intentional living and community mean different things to different people * living with friends, feeling included, accepted, cared for by others * working with neighbors on community issues * having shared space for creative arts and projects * giving the individual more freedom for self expression, not less. * finding the richness of community outside your door and the richness of solitude inside your door * having the privacy of personal space, but able to step into rich conversation with neighbors * connecting living to nature * cohousing living is like marriage in terms of possibilities for conflict and the need for intention * opportunity to try things never tried before, to learn from others * night skies, less busy, grounded * a place of purpose, a home to anchor a life¹s work, growing with and from others older and younger. Join round two of the conversation this Sunday. What about intentional living inspires you? What new possibilities for living attract you? What experiments in intentional living are you conducting? What¹s holding you back? Hopework pot-luck supper Sunday, October 28. * Eat at 4:00 pm, but come as early as 3:00 to cook and visit * I¹ll provide a vegetarian soup or main dish and water, tea, and coffee * Conversation on intentional living after dinner * Depending on our numbers, we'll finish up about 6-6:30 * I appreciate the help of those who can stay to clean up at the end. Please respond if you will join me. Bring food or your favorite beverage to share. If you need a ride or want to carpool, please put a request on the list. I can squeeze 12 around my table and there's room for up to 20 if we spill over into other areas. A map to my apartment is online at http://tinyurl.com/yqyh98 The 4-unit building is brick with cream colored columns. Please call if you need better directions. Lynn 90 Malcolm Ave SE, Apt. 3 (top of the stairs on the right) Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-331-2263 (apt) 612-710-7287 (cell) Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l
Hopework suppers start again--last Sunday of the month Lynn Englund, September 14 2007
- Invitation to Hopework supper October 28 Lynn Englund, October 21 2007
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