La comunità in-fine
| COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2007 - 3. Comunità in atto. Conflitti globali, interazioni locali, drammaturgie sociali
The community may only be remembered or announced, its immanence can only be archaeological/eschatological.
The announcement of the Community, as a relational form exceeding the self-referentiality of the
contemporary self and the instrumentality of the exchange logics, and as a recognition of the original relationality
of the human being, becomes tangible in some meeting experiences. These experiences contribute
to weave a canvas of meanings, of gifts and bonds in which participants take their place, permanently, and
which they bring with them as part of their identity. This are not aesthetic-Communities, linked to the glare
of contingency and, even if generating emotional intensity, intended to dissolve, leaving everything as it was
before. They are, on the contrary, experience-community, which, starting from the (Relational) event, keep a
track that they can give back and spread, a track lasting in memory. Memory can be made in the community,
or community can be made through memory, as it happens with the narration. Telling is a way to share our
experience, creating a ‘us’: a ‘us’ made of time, listening, attention, interest, of giving and receiving, of munus
as a gift– the story received – and as an obligation to tell, to witness what we heard to whom that could not
be present, because far away in space, but also in time.