I saw this statue while wandering in Kirkland on a damp and gray day. The supermarket wasn’t where I thought it should be, and the day was unpleasant, so stumbling on this statue was a delightful surprise. I loved the tenderness and intimacy.
This image captures what I want to convey this Thanksgiving. Find a zone of comfort and caring. Connect with others and with yourself. If there is gray and even nastiness, find the warmth in your little green space. Hold tight to what is human and loving. And have a good book at the ready.
May it be filled with warmth, caring, and gratitude.
Questions for Reflection: Where will you find comfort this Thanksgiving? What brings warmth to the gray spaces?
Writing Prompts: “This Thanksgiving I will connect to others by ______” (then keep writing); “This Thanksgiving I will connect to myself by ______” (then keep writing); “This Thanksgiving, I will find warmth and caring by ______” (then keep writing).