Communities are important.
They’re the glue that keep us together.
They’re the places we can go to be ourselves and to learn who ourself is.
To make good work that means something, you need to find your community and be part of it.
You need to sit down and talk to people about who they are and where they are.
You need to listen to what they’ve got to say.
You need to accept that lots of people will know more about things than you can ever hope to and that what they say will help you.
You need to leave your car at home and walk a bit – walking around and bumping into people can give you a better feel for a place than zooming through it in a car will ever do.
You need to understand that this process of discovery and acceptance is likely to be a long but interesting one.
Once you have accepted all this you can sit back and enjoy the ride.