Friday, June 07, 2024

a longer table

At some point in the early Trump presidency years, I came across the saying: "build a longer table, not a higher wall." It really spoke to me, and I took it to heart. 

An intergenerational mix of loved ones to dinner tonight and we found plenty to celebrate and laugh about. 

(And the prep conveniently kept me too busy to brood. Yes, I know I have a deadline coming up, but I really needed this.)

Pic: We scooted a card table to our regular table and scrounged chairs from other rooms to accommodate all of us. Max and Huck are by my feet.

7 comments:

Nance said...

What a wonderful sentiment. I'll remember it.

You really live your truth, Maya, and your mission. It's inspiring.

Gillian said...

Nice.

Nicole said...

What a lovely big gathering! I love that saying.

StephLove said...

Looks like a big, happy gathering.

maya said...

Thank you, friends. Yesterday was very community-affirming. Today is all about the cleaning up--lol.

Mom of Children said...

I love, love big tables. Always had a vision of having a big family, even if it's an adopted and extended family. Interestingly, we are estranged from both sides of the family, give or take a few people. So, we make what we can- sister friends, neighbors, larger community.

maya said...

Daria--Our hearts align on this. It's similar for us. Our families are too far away, so I'm always eager to grow our "chosen family."

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