Monday, November 7, 2011

all we need


I took eight pictures of these collard greens this morning, from eight different angles. (Yes, I know, it sounds like I had too much time on my hands.) The color and tone of each and every image is different. That’s always the truth, isn’t it? We choose how we view our surroundings.

I learned that Cal gave one of his two dollars to a friend, today, whose parent forgot to send money with him for our school’s second grade market. Another friend gave Cal, and the other boy, an additional quarter, and then all three of them were able to buy five honey sticks.

Washington elections are by mail in ballot; I just finished filling mine in. I miss the ‘I Have Voted, Have You?’ buttons from back in the day of voting in person. I feel a sense of loss because of the missed opportunity to connect to my community in that way.

Generosity and perspective and community. Where would we be without them?

8 comments:

Jess said...

I love this post, Lecia.

Anonymous said...

Your comment about missing voting really resonated with me. I remember how proud I was to hold my young daughter as I voted and told her we were electing our president. She, now 15, probably won't get to do that with her child. Dee

gia said...

What? You should totally get a sticker, I love those blue beauties. :)

thisfriendlyvillage said...
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thisfriendlyvillage said...

I agree......I miss the personal connections made when we used to vote in person. Must put some kale in my soup for tonight....Margaret

Sasa said...

I came across your blog through Jess' and have been reading for a while, I just love it. Your words are so simple and touching and this post particularly strikes a chord; in New Zealand where I live, an election is coming up and it is between those who would take even more from the poor and those who would share and it looks like the latter is going to win out. Having just arrived back after 10 years, I see how different it has become here. I grew up in a country that was pretty egalitarian. Now it's not like that and it makes me sad but it's lovely to see that on a micro level, it's not always so.

KPiep said...

Excellent food for thought!

Francesca said...

my husband gets to vote by mail too - they send the forms over here!