“i am running away from home” Deborah was furious at East Wind. Four people had put in written anonymous concerns about Sara. Technically, this means she would be forced to leave the community. But more troublesome for Sara was that these same four concerns could stop her from visiting East Wind after Villages in the Sky is complete in June. She has hoped and planned to live here afterwards.
None of the concerns were substantive – she stayed in her room passed the April 1st agreed move out date to the Seed Camp. Someone thought she was stealing spices – which she had permission to take. But it was still a sting and even the next day after three of the concerns were withdrawn (and thus technically she was liberated from her threatened expulsion) her relationship with the community was shaken.
But like any large community, East Wind is a complicated heterogeneous group. While some were upset, others were helpful and supportive. Roxy and Joey were getting a modified garden cart together for the VIS crew. And amongst many there is still a feeling of generosity and hope for better relations in the future.
I felt like we turned a corner today and i am especially appreciative of Zeke who did some long and heavy talking with people about this.