I just left the office to go to the bank - I've got some issues with my card and haven't been able to withdraw cash (stupid Natwest - argh)... And lo and behold, my housemate ran into me on the street, with the dog (which cheered me up for the day immensely - well, provided me with cheer patting said doggie). He walked me to the bank and when he saw I was cashless, he gave me money and bought me lunch. We sat in the sun with the dog and caught up. He then ran into someone who passed on the street and joined us briefly. Last night on my way home from work (new job is local to where I live, ten minutes away), I ran into a friend, who took me to a bar and plyed (or is it plied? can't spell today) me with a bottle of red wine (boozes prevail).
I find this really very wonderful. Especially in a city like London where you can walk down the street and feel a sense of community that you would probably only really feel in small town scenarios. It's comforting - a lot like smelling your mother's laundry powder when you go home and sleep in the spare room.
Do you have a sense of community where you live, or do you find it online, with places like DiS?*
*which of course, we area all a part of this massive community.