The Holidays in Cohousing
I was talking with some friends about the upcoming holidays recently and felt inspired to imagine how this season might be experienced in cohousing. The main attraction, of course, would be friends in close proximity for impromptu conversation and activities.
I imagine learning about and honoring the spiritual/religious traditions and practices of members of our community. Volunteering in the community for causes we care about. Baking together using recipes from childhood that have special meaning. Sharing favorite seasonal stories and poetry. Watching inspirational movies from around the world. Taking walks in the neighborhood to admire decorated homes. Singing traditional or non-traditional carols together (e.g., Imagine by John Lennon). And talking about our fondest memories of growing up.
Together we can create meaningful holiday experiences in our community of choice. For me, being with others I care about during this season I associate with family, would be the best part of the holidays in cohousing.