Day 366: Growing

It’s NYE. My mom wanted to plant a Magnolia tree in her front yard. Something to grow into a comforting space. She imagines a bench under it with a children’s reading library stand to borrow books from on the curb. Bennett helped her break ground. There is wonder in picturing something new, something good to come.

Goodnight 2020. You’ve taught us much. You’ve showed me wonder under dire circumstances. You’ve reminded me the power of thought and perspective. And how, like the body, the mind needs exercise too. Thank you for the hundreds of wonders you’ve shared with me. Blessings and abundant wonders in 2021.

Day 331: Little Turkey Helper, Perfect Warm Pandemic Thanksgiving

It may seem like another lonely holiday. One the pandemic has taken from us. But today the three of us, our little unit, found comfort in our small unit. We cooked all day, watched the parade, went on a family walk, watched a holiday movie. It was cozy. It was slow. It was good. I think there is wonder in that, finding the light. So much to be grateful for. So very much.

Day 312: A Night for Hope

Tonight, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris spoke to Americans for the first time as president and VP elect. I cried, my heart grew, for the first time in a long time, I felt an old familiar feeling of hope, of faith in a leadership team. I felt humanity seen and spoken about with grace and care. I relished in the fireworks at the end, like a summer barbecue with family. Everything was so….nice. A breath of air, a line for hope. I won’t forget this night. It has me light with wonder. We will come out on the other side of this pandemic. We will. We will.