Lucy Maud Montgomery
Nov 25, 2023-- "Have you ever been at a reunion or a big party, when the plates are empty and conversations wind down and you think about leaving? Then you hear peals of laughter, the clatter of dishes, and contagious giggles from behind the kitchen door. Thats where the real party is, as the aunties portion out leftovers to be taken home, scrape the dishes, and laugh with their hands in hot soapy water, snapping damp towels as they dry pots and pans. Its one thing to be invited to the party. Then you have a choice: to remain a polite guest in a distant armchair or to walk through that kitchen door and roll up your sleeves, to be washed in love and laughter..." Robin Wall Kimmerer shares more in this excerpt from "Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations." (1744 reads)
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Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society.
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