Sunday, November 12, 2006

Community is not a scene.

Community is not about liking people. It is about loving people, even the people you don't like. If the people around you, the people you take care of, the people that got your back... if they are all people you like, you don't have community, you have a scene. Scenes are subject to change. People come in and out of scenes depending on such superficial and fleeting factors as fashion, music, sex, and drugs. When people are hurt by a scene they simply leave it or suffer. Communities are houses of stone. You can live in them and feel safe. You may be annoyed you may be frustrated, you may even be hurt. But you are also loved and cared for. You give not because you like people particularly, but because you know you need them.