Wish I'd said that - September 19, 2018

By shopping at the local butcher who knew their names “we were personalizing commercial transactions, and, at the risk of sounding like a goony theorist, we were nurturing the economy of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the little patch of the planet where we lived, and over which we had been given responsibility because of our having chosen to be there. By ‘economy,’ I don’t mean strictly commerce, but the inchoate and complex system of human relations that bound us together as a community, and made Cobble Hill the kind of place worth living in and caring about…. And by choosing to shop at those places, we chose to conserve that rare and precious thing, a sense of beloved community, a sense of beloved place, in a world where the quest for efficiency and the monetary bottom line served only to annihilate tradition and atomize families and communities.”

Rod Dreher Crunchy Cons