Thursday, December 22, 2022

altar for all

I came away with some unlooked for presents this morning. Not just the satisfaction of checking things off ahead of the storm, but kind things. When I went to check in on my CASA kids, their grandmom snuck me a tray of homemade treats to take home. The college bookstore bag a colleague/sister/friend pressed into my arms revealed a beautiful painting of an archway in Fez--it went on my altar right away. 

Things are getting crowded on my altar: what with a Hindu mandir (birth religion), a menorah (from Big A's father's side), a nativity (my catholic school upbringing), a Tibetan singing bowl (MIL), finger cymbals (bhajan group), and various pride-themed bead (Nu) and union-themed button (At) crafts from my kids...

And I love it; there's room for more! 

4 comments:

StephLove said...

How fun to get unexpected gifts. I love your altar.

Nicole said...

Oh Maya, that's gorgeous. I love the variety! It's so YOU!!! Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family! xoxoxo

Gillian said...

So many traditions and connections.

maya said...

Thank you, Steph, Nicole, Gillian!

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