Oddly enough this has been an extraordinarily long week considering it was only four days long. Yesterday was so long that by the time I got home from work I was searching the Internet for a commune to join. If you are also looking to join a commune I've got some good news and some bad news...The good news is that 1. They are no longer called 'communes' but Egalitarian Communities-which sounds a lot fancier. 2. I'm assured that non-hippies can in fact become members.
That's the good news.
The not so good and/or bad news is: 1. Most of these egalitarian communities seem to be located in areas that are bitterly cold in the winter. 2. You can't just show up and join-apparently there is a rather involved process sometimes referred to as 'soaking' in which you have to hang out for a few weeks, become acclimated to their way of life, leave for a minimum of two weeks and then if after that you want to come back maybe you can. So joining an egalitarian society on a whim/while your in a really bad mood/having a rough week-is no longer an option.
Don't fret! I've come up with an alternative...I'm going to become a Gypsy! In a pimped out pink Airstream and I will make jewelry and sell it on the side of the road. Everywhere. Definitely the way to go.