You Are Not Alone
Morning everyone. A little late this week amidst the chaos that is the end of the school year. (Mamas, you know what I'm talkin' bout!)
Noticed a lot of you lately feeling the weight of worry - about the state of the world, your personal food security and more. Worries that are hard to find the edges of or fit your arms around.
I see you doing everything you can to ready yourself for this thing that we can't seem to name, but many of us feel coming, that we can see out of the corner of our eye but can't quite pin down.
The common thread linking the conversations I've had with you all over the past number of months is a feeling that you're facing these worries alone. I hear you saying that you feel disconnected, that you know these worries need to be met as a community, but you can't find yours.
I want you to know that you ALREADY have a community, you just don't know it yet.
All of you, my Farm Family, are some of the kindest, generous most thoughtful souls I've had the honour of knowing. You span all walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs and experience. And you have more in common that meets the eye.
One of my favourite pieces of writing, that I've looked back to for guidance since I was a teen and even informed my art practice, comes from an unlikely place; Robert Fulgham's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Silly, but true.
"And it's still true, no matter how old you are - when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together."
If you're feeling alone with your worries, please know that you aren't. Community can come in many forms, but it doesn't sprout out of thin air. It needs to be cultivated.
To that end, if you'd like to meet other like-minded humans who are working to feel less helpless in a world that feels turned upside down - let me know.
We can find some time to get together at the farm so you can connect with one another and start to build a community of your own.