Do people even use this word anymore?
I heard it a lot growing up—along with this song (Little Boxes)
I think it was a sardonic message about how society was changing, conforming. Disassociation. Disconnection.
Here is where I sleep. Here is where I work. Compartmentalization of people’s lives.
Just a mediation on the evolution of a word that at one time was loaded with levels of meaning and today is more or less a side note—as people now commute up to 60 miles, sometimes round trip 120 miles, back and forth to work. The idea of a bedroom community is disappearing as even jobs and communities outside of cities and even peak oil are going away.
Okay—back to our usually scheduled Monday.