“Everybody is a story.
When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables
and told their stories. We don’t do that so much anymore.
Sitting around the table telling stories
is not just a way of passing time.
It is the way the wisdom gets passed along.
The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.”
Rachel Naomi Remen
“I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.”
“One of the marvelous things about community
is that it enables us to welcome and help people
in a way we couldn’t as individuals.
When we pool our strength
and share the work and responsibility,
we can welcome many people,
even those in deep distress,
and perhaps help them find
self-confidence and inner healing.”
“The world is so empty if one thinks only
of mountains, rivers & cities;
but to know someone who thinks & feels with us,
and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit,
this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015