on the 2 (part 2)
at some point in the last two years, massi and i started having conversations with our community of friends about being more intentional about our communal lives. we talked about learning to do “collaborative living.” we bought a house in the ‘hood, on the 2 bus line, and suddenly we were four people living in a small apartment fixing up a one hundred and six year old house.
i forgot how much living in community makes a person (a person like me at least) realize just how selfish and demanding one can be. this is good: i don’t want to be selfish and demanding, i want to be laid back and loving. so this exercise in small-space sharing is giving me a chance to work on that. and honestly, it’s not that hard. we have wonderful friends and i have a very patient husband and -go figure- i do get glimpses of myself being laid-back here and there. it’s growing.