Some of my close friends say I was born too late.
I was born in the 60's but did most of my growing up in the 1970's and a little more maturing into the mid 1980's. I've been called a hippie, liberal, earthy granola, Birkenstock wearing 60's child...and those are the nice names.
My parents were fairly conservative and republican.
So why am I so different? Honestly, I don't know, but I'm definitely the black sheep in my family...or at least my brother and I rotate the black sheep role every couple of years. Can't hog the black sheep role ALL the time. Need rest...it's hard work.
Commune living has appealed to me since I was in my early twenties. Twenty years later it still appeals to me.
Families living together, growing vegetables, helping raise children, sharing the life experience together. Everything about it...makes me smile.
It's possible that I've romanticized it, but nowadays we're all so disconnected from each other, so wrapped up in our own lives...a little group living could change all that.
What do you think? Any other black sheep out there?
Update: for those who are worried...there will be no hand holding and singing Kum Ba Yah