More on Community

Today being Grand Final Day I thought I would catch people at home watching the footy and I knocked on doors in my apartment block collecting donations for the Heart Foundation and I had some interesting and varied experiences. I got to meet some people who had lived here for over a year and never met, I was invited in to celebrate a sixtieth birthday, I chatted to some while they rummaged around for some money and I was shooed away by some. What I could not help but think was that here I was connecting with a micro community which is part of a larger macro community, which is part of a total community.

One of my heroes is Mahatma Ghandi who said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” So I thought I might start a newsletter for the apartment block and get a connection happening between the people who live in close proximity to each other and yet do not really connect with each other. I was lucky to meet one happy dweller that I shared my thoughts with and she was pro the idea and being a graphic designer offered me her assistance. So with this encouragement I will venture forth to create a newsletter for my apartment block. Maybe I can call it ‘On the Block’!

I will keep you posted.

Namaste

Bertram