But that's not what this post is about. See, I've realized that I can mourn over our society's increasing fragmentation and philosophize all day about the positive aspects of living in a community, be it economically/spiritually/emotionally, but that won't do a thing about whether or not I am actually a member of a community. Wendell Berry said it best (as usual):
"Community, I am beginning to understand, is made through a skill I have never learned or valued: the ability to pass time with people you do not and will not know well, talking about nothing in particular, with no end in mind, just to build trust, just to be sure of each other, just to be neighborly. A community is not something that you have, like a camcorder or a breakfast nook. No, it is something you do. And you have to do it all the time."
Thank you so much to everybody who came out and pitched in! You guys made the 1st Annual Apple Day happen, and we took a lot of notes on how we want to make it even better next year!
//and thank you to those who took pictures and shared them!! I was too busy to take any myself on the day of, and I'm grateful to have these//