We've moved to the other side of Austin, and I brought the gift economy with me.
I can hear the sweet calming voice of Kimmerer saying "reciprocity". I love this piece and the real world experience you share that illustrates the tenets of Robin Kimmerer's beautiful book.
much love dear one:)
Yes! Buy Nothing has come with so many added gifts, especially in terms of binding our neighborhood more closely together. It's a constant reminder that we are all mostly good people who want to do good things.
As a long time resident (1992 arrival), I'll risk using the old terminology. It appears that you are moving from Bubba Land to Yuppie Land. I'll explain it if you don't understand, Addie, as the terms sadly no longer really apply. All best!