Tamara Willems

when thanks giving…

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” 
~ Herman Melville

To love the world
on a day such as this


ambiguous holidays
reasons to be thankful, blessed
in receiving
yet, consciously aware
of the taking
and the privilege that allows
who will not see

observe then
differently, tenderly

a thousand fibers connect us

May this day find you well
in mind, in body and in

May you be safe
from persecution, prosecution, the atrocities of war
in any and all forms, acts of aggression, discrimination
and inhumanity

May you find ease
for any pain and for
all suffering

May love and kindness surround you
soften your edges
and rest deeply
in your heart

May we care enough
at the very least

do no harm
no harm
and cause no harm

We cannot live only for ourselves.  

a thousand fibers connect us

and this,
our true blessing ♥ -^-

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