|Re: Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philadelphia Community Farm (pcomfarmcenturytel.net)|
|Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:11:23 -0800 (PST)|
While I have never been to a Hopework Supper and Circle, I am very interested in the work as I know John and Lynn from when they were more directly involved in Philadelphia Community Farm years ago. It is fascinating to read the invitations and imagine this work going on over the years. I wish you all well. Blessings on the continue work where ever it may be finding root.
Verna Kragnes Philadelphia Community Farm so, please keep me on the list! On Feb 17, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Fred H Olson wrote:
This is a reply to Lynn's message[Hopework] Invitation: Hopework Supper and Circle, Sunday, Feb 23, 4-7 PMThe Hopework mailing list by which you got Lynn's and this message goes to about 185 email addresses. Lynn's apartment holds about 12people for Supper and Circles. Over time many more than 12 people haveattended as indicated by names on the reuseable name tags kept in a basket. But I'm guessing most of the 185 people that could read this have not gotten to a circle (yet). This message is an attempt to "melt" this list a bit and try to get a bit of circle like conversation to flow. It would be particularly nice if some folks who have not gotten to a supper would write a few lines. In case you've never gotten to a Hopework Supper, they are very friendly, informal, home-like events. If numbers allow (usually?) everyone gathers around one table of a size that one conversation can be conducted. My impression is that unlike most informal gatherings, Hopework suppers tend have more "most/everyone in one conversation" time (not counting the circle which of course is) rather than conversations between 2 or a few people. The circle conversation held after supper is a very respectful (as circles tend to be) sharing of a wide variety of personal experience related (sometimes quite loosely) to a theme. A key feature of circles is that one person talks with no interruptions often for an extended period. When they are done the next person in the circle talks (they can pass and take their turn after others). This month's theme is "melting" : On Mon, 17 Feb 2014, Lynn Englund wrote:This month's topic is on the image of "melting" and how it can be used to describe parts of our lives. Icicles melt drop by drop in the sun, glaciers melt more slowly with rivers flowing deep below the surface before surface change is visible. Dig back in your memory and find a story of a time of melting. Was the melting from the outside first, like an icicle, or a slower and deeper shift? Was something freed when the ice thawed? Did anything flow with the ice melt?Conversation flowing (melting) vs lack thereof (frozen) For me I note that situations that could host rewarding conversation do not always do so. I find that when I am in mingling social situations, for example at social hour at the Unitarian Society, sometimes I run out of time talking to people for me -- conversation flows. But other times I feel like I'd like to be elsewhere when I am not finding converstation. My personlity is clearly a factor, sometimes I'm more outgoing and talkative but I dont think I am unique. And I do think there is a related group phenomenon. How the group has structured the situation can encourage melting/ conversation. Hopework circles are very successful at hosting satisfying conversation. I encourage you to write a few lines about "melting" here. BTW - The train to Lynn's is coming and the instructions:BUS: Take the 16 or 50 bus...will need to be modified on Jun 14 when the green LRT line (central corridor) opens with a stop in front of Lynn's. I suspect there will be a day with free rides and celebration as there was for the Hiawatha line. Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l
Invitation: Hopework Supper and Circle, Sunday, Feb 23, 4-7 PM Lynn Englund, February 17 2014
Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23 Fred H Olson, February 17 2014
- Re: Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23 Philadelphia Community Farm, February 17 2014
- Re: Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23 Bryan Burnoski, February 19 2014
- Re: Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23 Lynn Englund, February 20 2014
- Melting this list [was: Invit...Supper Sun, Feb 23 Fred H Olson, February 17 2014
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