I haven’t written on Community in quite some time. Tonight I was talking to my friend Laurie on the phone. Laurie has 3 Siberian Huskies. She participates in the sport of dogsledding. She belongs to a Siberian Husky rescue club – they do demonstrations and outreach on behalf of this breed.
She is part of the Siberian Husky community, and, in a broader way, of the dog-people community.
I think that’s neat.
Listening to her share her passion – not just for her own dogs – but for the breed, for the sport of dogsledding – for all things Husky-ish – made me think how lucky we are that, whatever our interests, there are others who share it.
In this age of Meetup and listserves and twitter and Facebook it’s also easier to find our compatriots – whether in our own neighborhood or across the planet. We make new friends along the way.
I always say I’m a kitty mom and a dog aunt, but I wouldn’t place myself into the “dog community”. But I love knowing people who are.
I belong to all sorts of communities – among them Unity Church, some anonymous personal-growth groups, astrology communities, McHenry County Transition and all my circles on Facebook. My life is enriched by them all.
What communities are YOU part of? Is it important to you to find your tribe(s)? Do you enjoy that your friends have their tribes even when they’re different from yours? Tell me about YOU and community – as always, I really want to know!