Friday, July 06, 2007

Lack of anonymity.
Sense of community.
Which is it?
Both, I guess.
Or maybe just the small town feel of this town.
Where I take my kid downtown to hear some free live music, and we run into his preschool instructional assistant, a colleague from work, and the County autism specialist and her kid, all within about 30 minutes. Luckily I was with A and he was extremely well behaved, actually sat on the edge of the fountain without getting wet at all and enjoyed the music for at least 4 songs, and when he got up and I asked him if he wanted to dance, he DANCED for a moment.

1 comment:

jennyalice said...

I was thinking of trying out those concerts. I have been thinking lately that people "know" me now too.. and everyone I know knows someone else I know. Is it being in the same community for 7+ years.. is it because we are part of the special needs community so we cling to each other .. or maybe, at least in my case, my kid does something crazy so everyone remembers us.. or wait, maybe I do something crazy so they remember us? So maybe I should make sure my front yard doesn't look like it is being used for a class titled "Failed methods of Weed abatement".