by Isabelle Kapoian
Neverland is an island with intentional communities whose location is home to some of the clearest nights in the world, so at night the stars and constellations are easily seen, which is the origin of the island's name. It is also named Neverland because the people believe in living without abandon, as though every day is their last, as though they may die too young, before they grow old, and always be young. All flowers are abundant on the island, especially lavendar, which they are known for, and flowers are even shown greatly in the two large cities in windows and the sides of roads. Neverland's population per square mile is typically rather low in the rural setting, so a lot of the geography is very free and wild and green.
Declaration of Independence
Power and Politics
- In Neverland a typical day consists of learning/apprenticeship/work, and free time to spend with oneself, family, or others
- The people of Neverland try to live everyday as though it is their last
- Food consits of only fruits, vegetables, grains, and fish found on and around the island
- The weather in Neverland is varied. There are typically clear skies except for the ordinary thunderstorms. It only snows three monthes out of the year
- There is no set religion in Neverland but everyone respects the nature around them, eachother, the uniqueness in each of the people, and the understanding that the life they live is important and beautiful
- Activities range from peaceful nights star gazing to aggressive paintball tournaments to account for every type of personality but also to help curb the aggression of some of the members
- The people of Neverland live to be unusually old, and when one dies, even when they are young, funerals are not sad but happy
- There is equality between men and women and all races
- The health of the members is unusually strong and they rarely contract colds or disease
- However, an occasional person on the island may suffer from migraines. Or, did, I guess, since the scent from the lavender fields which can be smelled all over the island and cures them
Weddings are one of the happiest and most sacred events in Neverland. They are typically very small and intimate in the church/beach/meadow where the people get married and then huge in the party afterward, with almost everyone the husband and the wife has ever known in attendance. Prior to a wedding the entire community bands together to build the couple's house, which is their wedding present. Flowers planted in the front yard symbolize the traits of the male and the female, all in the same garden to represent unity.
There is a tree in the heart of Neverland where every married couple hangs a bottle with a candle in it. And at night, when everything is dark, sometimes the flames of the candles look like stars.