exchange place

I didn’t start curating the Friday Festival until after the Quarantines began, so I don’t really know if people are writing more, but I do know they are writing a lot. A lot of the writing is about connections. The table in the photo is one of our connections with our community. It has become the exchange place. My spouse leaves 3D printed thingies for friends to pick up; my colleague has left books there; our friends brought my son a birthday cake and left it there. We waited until they were back at the street and then came out to get it and wave. How are we staying connected? What is giving us hope? Here is an offering, about one post a day, from last week.

Saturday: Barb was able to feed people, physically and spiritually.

Also Saturday: Laura encourages us to “give it 10%” or however much we can manage.

Monday: Mags writes about “Deep Connection” even when living alone.

Tuesday: Jean writes about when “Hope Returns”

Wednesday: For was Earth Day 2020 Maren offers this poem.

Thursday: Martha examines the Emmaus text through the lens of walking, “Solvitur Loquitur”

Friday: Sue considers connection even when “We Can’t Hold Their Hand”.

How are you staying connected? What brings you hope? This was just a sampling of the many blog posts written in this community. If you have something to share, please leave your comments or links here or on the FaceBook page.

Wendy Lamb works as a commissioned pastor in a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Southern California and teaches college English classes at a local community college. She occasionally blogs at Bookgirl.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Festival

  1. Thank you so much for including my post with this wonderful group — and yes I think we are writing more, walking more, painting more, tearing out hair coming up with new kid-craft-projects, thinking more (maybe obsessing more) and … ta dah leaving longer comments.


    1. It’s almost like the good old days of blogging, except everyone’s name was right there on her blog. (Sorry about the awkward sentence on your link. I changed my wording and din’t quite manage the whole change. Oops.) –Wendy


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