‘help yourself, but please leave bowl. enjoy!’
another friendly neighbor’s offering
left on the steps to their house
discovered while out walking.
‘the people who give you their food, give you their heart.’
as our temps take a dip into the zero-ish range,
it is good to remember the importance of connection,
the joy of giving to others, and the comfort of the sun.
“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
this crisp winter air is full of it.”
~john burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
painting by: francesca rizzato – ‘Winter’s Tale’
they told santa that they would
make sure to send some cookies along for mrs. claus,
because he usually gets to all of them
and she doesn’t get any treats.
the note is to make sure that he doesn’t forget to share.
– happy christmas to all –
“sharing the same meal reaffirms kinship.”
– deng ming-dao
photo credit: neel