I have a vision of a society organized not around hierarchical jurisdictions or idealistic appeals to interconnectedness, but instead enmeshed relationships between persons. I care far more about overcoming obstacles to communication between members of local communities than about placing an anointed partisan candidate within some cornerless office. My idea of power is that we always already have it, but our habit is to cede it to others rather than exercise it directly.
It is a lonely vision. Every so often, I invest myself fully in developing projects to bring that vision closer to reality. Sometimes this work emerges as computer programming; sometimes this work manifests as lengthy writings. For months I work tirelessly on creating the rudiments of something new. Then I look up, realize I'm doing it in isolation, that what I have done is unintelligible to those I attempt to share it with, and abandon further effort. This has been my pattern for decades.
Between these periods of intense creative effort, my attention goes to the search for like minds and resonant souls. I'm not looking for a soul mate, but for shared reality. Just being able to regularly commiserate with and bolster the efforts of others working toward congruent aims--I imagine--would provide the support and hope to maintain momentum in my own work.
What are your passions? What is it you feel called to do? Might we buttress each the other?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm someone who prefers "diners" to "dining" and reads "fine" as a diagnostic acronym when applied to the act of consuming food. Much rather wander the city on foot, stopping to refuel as and when the need arises, while discussing common interests.