Boy did I get myself "quarked". I mean it in a way where I'm the tiniest of the tiny piece of the whole. I know we are all one with the all and sometimes believe we are separate from others. But this separation is what I'm experiencing and although I'm grasping it more and more it's been a roller coaster ride (maybe why I LOVE ROLLERCOASTERS) . I've been unschooling an only child with my spouse who is several years my senior whom happens to be "blanco" (I'm Latino) and we both aren't religious (I know classes of individuals isn't important, just thought I'd physically describe us). We both are college educated and love our daughter grandly. We sometimes disagree (actually many times) on deschooling, but are achieving a common point somewhere in the abyss of the unschooling world.
Many times I have felt alone and wondered why I have not been embraced in my radical path (as seen by them) to unschool an only child. I really feel within me that this is where our happiness lies inspite of not finding a common ground with others. I continue to follow this path that I so feel is the right way but have only gained to alienate my family and aquintances from accepting me as I am. I've been told having an only child gears spoiled, inconsiderate, unsociable people besides the ubiquitous socialization questions homeschoolers get asked.
I'm pretty hardy and know myself too good to allow to be hurt or to take any of this personal. The only thing I can say is that it's a bit sad that we are wasting our time not connecting more, enjoying each other, getting to know each other and just being happy about respecting each others differences and ways of being. In the end after it's all said and done isn't it that the common ground we all seek is to be happy? I hope my daughter sees with her heart and brings a peace within her so to strive to be conscience about humanity and life. That's what I wish for her to be (if not now, it will eventually be).