Community is as large and small, as brief and long-enduring, and all
other ranges we might consider.

It is the sense of connection that occurs from the brief ritual "Hi." to the intimacy of sharing special
things over time with people who are trusted and respected. Passion for the community is the energy
created by this connection.

Communities define themselves as a loose knit community of interests that meets
infrequently, has an identity,and members think of themselves as connected.