Warm Words in a Cold Season
I have received such an outpouring of beautiful notes after my piece, “Civics at the Yarn Shop” appeared on The Boston Globe’s Opinion Page yesterday, that I need to thank you all for your words.
We live in a time when conversation, dialogue, meeting one another however we can — face to face, face-time, and using the tools of our sometimes-overbearing technology — is the essential business of each day. To share comfort, questions, and images of hope.
One of my favorite notes came from a woman in Australia, who asked me to continue to share my own stories of hope. This is the objective I aim for each day when I get up from my desk and enter the stream of the day.
Yesterday, hope appeared in several shapes. First, your letters. Second, my church is about to launch a concerted effort to support refugees. Third, a relative in need of ongoing support found someone to act as a guide. Fourth, but by no means last, my overweight cat — after a month-long regimen of low-calorie gruel — appears to have lost half a pound.
I am attaching the link to the Globe piece, in case any of you missed it and want to take a peek.
Have a hopeful day.