This year the best of the human spirit swept over our land and filled the spaces between our walls with gentleness, kindness and love.
helped care for
baby chicks on the farm.
Bhutanese refugee farmers walk
three blocks every evening
to harvest vegetables,after clearing the land
as a multigenerational family.
An African drummer
led our community
in a drumming circle.
Our neighbor crosses the street
every morning to feed and love our alpacas,
and patiently returns them to their correct paddocks
after visitors mix the boys and girls together!
My Guatemalan friend
introduced spicy flavor
and happy music
to our family dinner hour.
A 28 year old woman
committed to living in poverty for a year
to shape a healing place
for children living among violence
recovering from trauma.
Two teenage boys
arrive on their bikes 5 days a week
and collect eggs, plant and water new apple trees,
and give special attention to Lucy,
a chicken recovering from a respiratory infection
A local beekeeper harvests honey from bees living in our orchard.
Guest chefs volunteer
to teach a child
to make bread in a crockpot.
Teens partnered with younger children
during “Food & Fiber Camp”
as they learn to chop vegetables
(and not fingers!).
We have been living with beautiful diversity in the shelter of each other this year. It’s a sturdy shelter, built with respect, generosity, trust and radical hospitality. This is the only reliable way to construct a shelter for the heart that remains resilient in fearful seasons and transcends economic and political differences. In the shelter of each other we experience the belovedness that heals and wholes us.
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