Hi! How are you?! I'm going to keep on writing because I realize that when I feel good doing something, it's important. I have been receiving many emails from companies saying, I know this is not the most important thing on your mind right now but...
buy a new bed, lol, or how about some pajamas to wear while you work from home.
Some of them are so beautifully written and heart felt. Real people talking about what they do, to me, who is on their list for correspondence. I sell clothing at vocabulary and accessories, and why I do that, is to talk to you about where you are wearing them, what you are up to, how you are feeling in your day to day. So, while my brick n mortar is closed, I can continue to write to you, and we can have a visit, and contribute to the new version of connection and community during this bizarre experience.
I made a video for instagram stories today, KIND of awkward, but I liked saying out loud how I was feeling and what I'm wearing, and why...
It feels good to share. It feels good to put myself out there, reaching toward you.
I wanted to share a beautiful poem, below. My Aunt sent this out in a family email after her son shared it with his team at work. What a beautiful type of contagious spreading:)
It made me feel purposeful, like my very awareness and commitment was valuable. I like to feel I'm helping, and if you, like me, can sometimes find ways of being responsible for everything, this is not our responsibility. It's a pandemic. It's too big, but we CAN play a positive part by listening to doctors and staying home, resting up, calming down.
Big love and huge hugs to you,
Ps. If you want to support us financially, please buy gift cards online. It's a way for us to invest in our future. If you purchase one, it's a huge help! We have a wonderful symbiotic relationship. If you don't that's okay, it's my job to ask, and please keep hanging out with me here:)
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What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love--
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
--Lynn Ungar 3/11/20