Willow’s only interview
My son understands the idea of labor credits. [Twin Oaks and Acorn require people to work a quota of labor credits to maintain membership.] He has to earn a small number of them to satisfy the communities child labor obligations (mostly the kids are responsible for their schooling efforts, but a handful of hours are requested working around the farm, the number increases slowly at the kids get older). His current quota is about 5 hours a week.
Willow makes his weekly labor credits cooking lunch with Sky, cleaning Tupelo with me and at the Star Family regular K shift. He has had this labor requirement for quite a long time. When he was 5 years old he had an obligation to the community for a single hour of work a week. When i told him that doing interviews with the various types of reporters who come through the community were labor creditable, he decided to do one.
A collection of NYU students came down and did a video of communards and they were especially interested in catching Willow on film. Here is the totality of the interview:
NYU College student: Willow what do you want to tell to the world?
Willow (immediately): More trees, less cars!
NYU College student: Great – anything else?
Willow: When you get that right we can talk again.
With this Willow retired from doing interviews, despite them being relatively easy labor credits.
[Edited by Judy Youngquest]