Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Disaster.

I wish the world was a bit more dangerous. If there were more small disasters that affected communities, there'd be more community action. More people would randomly help their fellow man, and they would be far less full of themselves. It's hard to feel full of yourself or separated from your neighbor when you're both waiting in line for water and ice. It's easy to feel like part of a community when you go outside to move a downed tree and find others already out there, happy to have the help. People drive by and offer up the things they had to wait to receive.

It makes me sad that in a week or two, everyone will largely go back to their isolated homes. It won't be quite as neighborly as it is now. I may have to organize a block party in October to combat the detachment that will resume.

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